Dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that’s placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to revive its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, totally encase the whole visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dental crown may be required in the following situations :
- To protect a weak tooth ( for instance, from rot ) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To revive an already damaged tooth or a tooth which 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 misshaped or severely tarnished teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification