A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many material and are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
Why would I need a crown?
Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
A crown may be recommended if:
- You may have discolouredfillings and you would like to improve their appearance
- You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth
- It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.