A dental crown or “cap” may be recommended by your dentist if a tooth is structurally weak and at risk of fracturing. Our office will only recommend a crown once all other options have been considered.
Crowns are used:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth in place.
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left.
- To hold a dental bridge in place.
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
- To cover a dental implant.
- To make a cosmetic modification.