Why do I need a Crown? When the strength of a tooth becomes compromised, due to extensive decay or fracture, a crown can be used to help guard the tooth against further breakdown.
How does a crown fit on my tooth? When a tooth is prepared for a crown, the outside surface of the tooth is reduced all the way around; this allows the crown to fit over the entire tooth, restoring it in form and function.
What is a crown? The crown itself is like a tooth shaped hardhat, it covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, protecting it. Crowns can be made of many materials, and selected for your tooth's needs.
A crown can help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling. Crowns can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. Crowns may be used to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped; also used to restore a dental implants.