A crown is a durable restoration used to completely cover a damaged tooth. Also known as a ‘cap’, a crown not only strengthens a vulnerable tooth, but can also improve its appearance, shape, and functionality. Crowns can be used to replace a large filling, prevent further damage, hide discoloration or protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment.
- Appearance enhancing (depending on the material selected)
- Protective and fortifying
- Natural-looking (depending on the material selected)
- Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, metal alloys, acrylic, and ceramic. Each has pros and cons, but we will help you decide which one works best for you.
- As well as protecting a tooth and concealing defects, crowns are also used to support bridges and can be attached to dental implants to fill in any gaps in your smile.