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Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that completely caps (hence the colloquial term, cap) an existing tooth or replaces a missing one. It is made of a ceramic material that is durable and looks natural. It protects the tooth from recurring decay better than most other types of restorative options. The main disadvantage of the use of crowns is the extensive “preparation” (i.e. reduction in size) of the natural tooth. This is irreversible and means that the tooth will forever need to be covered by a crown.

The dental crown procedure restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. It makes the tooth stronger and improves the way it looks. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.
 
Reasons you may need a Dental Crowns Procedure:

• To cover a cavity that is too large for a filling
• To cover a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or weakened
• After you had a root canal treatment — and the dental crown will protect the restored tooth
• To cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth to improve your smile