What Are Crowns?
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns (or caps) are used to protect and restore teeth which are damaged.
They are often used over teeth that have experienced large amounts of decay and can no longer hold a filling and can be used after a tooth has undergone a root canal treatment to protect what is left of your treated tooth to ensure that you continue to have a smile that is functional.
Why Choose A Crown?
A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
- You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
- You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
- It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
As with any treatment here at Teamcare Dental we will always discuss all of the treatment options available to you to figure out what will achieve the best results for you and your smile.
What Will My Crowns Be Made Of?
There are a number of different materials that crowns can be made from. Some are made of gold as this is very durable and strong. For the teeth that you show when you smile a porcelain crown will generally be used to give you a completely natural appearance.