A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or a "jacket." A crown will restore a broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to its original size, shape and tooth color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more apt to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth. With the advances in technology we now have the ability to build these crowns with no metal present at all.
Crowns are used for a variety of purposes:
- To strengthen a damaged tooth (from decay or previous old restorations)
- To protect a tooth that has had a root canal treatment
- For purely esthetic reasons
Call us today to learn more about dental crowns. If you are unsure if you need one, come in for a consultation or a complete check up.