Dental crowns are designed to protect a damaged or infected tooth. A crown is essentially a cap that is placed over a damaged tooth. Each crown is completely customized to fit the shape and size of your surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over your tooth, starting at the gum line. The crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. It is cemented into place on your tooth and covers the visible portion of the tooth.
There are many types of crowns that can be used on your teeth. Onlays and ¾ crowns will not cover the full tooth. These are used in most of the tooth that still has a solid structure. A traditional crown will cover the entire tooth. Dental crowns can be made from metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics.
Dental crowns are needed for many reasons. A crown can protect a weak tooth from breaking or keep it together if there are cracks. It can cover a misshapen tooth, a dental implant, or a tooth that has been treated with a root canal.
To learn more about dental crowns, set up a consultation with Dr. Even Wheeler today. We will discuss the different types of crowns and determine if it a crown is the right choice for your smile.