Dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth—to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
- To protect weak teeth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
Dental crowns (fixed prosthesis) can be made out of multiple materials:
- All-Metal (yellow or white gold)
- Porcelain fused to metal (metal coping covered by porcelain)
- All ceramic (tooth colored porcelain, no metal coping)
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