A dental crown, “cap”, is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth and restore its shape and size, as well as function and appearance. Crowns can cover an entire tooth or part of a tooth (onlay).
There are many instances where a crown can be recommended:
- A fractured or broken tooth
- A weak tooth from a large cavity
- A severely worn down tooth
- An endodontically (root-canal) treated tooth
- To cover a dental implant
- To cover teeth on either side of a missing space to create a dental bridge
There are many materials that can be used for dental crowns: porcelain, gold and resins or a hybrid of the materials.
With the use of CEREC technology, there is the added benefit of a digital impressions, fewer appointments and same-day services. Please discuss with your dentist if you are an ideal candidate.