A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is an individual cover placed on the top of a damaged tooth. Made out of porcelain, crowns can correct shape, colour, and function and increase a tooth's strength.
A crown can be fitted to:
- Replace a filling
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Attach a bridge (to two crowns on either side of the missing tooth)
- Protect a dental implant
- Conseal a yellow or poorly shaped tooth
- Protect a tooth that has had a root canal
Crowns are fitted with the intention of lasting a lifetime. Proper care of your teeth with a good oral hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist will help increase the longevity of your crown.
Should you experience a dental emergency and your crown has come loose or fallen out, contact us immediately to schedule an appointment to replace it.