A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It is used to cover the tooth in order to restore its shape, size, strength, and to improve its appearance. The crown can be for temporary or permanent use. Once fitted it will encase the entire visible portion of a tooth at and above the gum line.
Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken or have been weakened by decay or where a very large filling is required.
A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, such as:
Crowns come in three main readily available materials:-
Gold and silver crowns are also an option.