Crowns, also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance.
Due to their cost, they are used in cases where other procedures will not be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy
of all cosmetic restorations, but are the most time-consuming.
Sometimes called caps, crowns completely cover a tooth, restoring a normal shape and appearance.
You may need a crown to:
- Cover a misshapen or discolored tooth
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore a broken or worn tooth
- Make a cosmetic modification
- Cover a tooth with a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that's had a root canal procedure
Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic materials.
Permanent crowns can have a long life if you take good care of them.