Dental Crown

A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, completely covers your damaged tooth. It is cemented into place and offers a strong, solid, good-looking replacement for a natural tooth. A crown is created in house or in a dental lab and is made from models your dentist makes with impressions, so it fits your mouth perfectly; replicating or improving the shape, size and position of your severely damaged tooth. Most of the reasons to recommend a dental crown are:

  • To replace a large filling that no longer has enough tooth structure to continue to fill the cavity
  • To protect a weak tooth from further chipping, breaking or fracturing
  • To restore a fractured/cracked tooth
  • To cover a poorly shaped tooth or discolored tooth
  • To attach a dental bridge (see more below)
  • To protect and restore a tooth that has had a root canal
  • To cover a dental implant