Has your dentist told you that you need a crown? Here, our London dentists at Masonville Place Dental explain what a crown is, their purpose and who may be a candidate.
A dental crown is a porcelain cap that protects and covers a decayed or damaged tooth that does not have enough tooth structure left to hold a filling. A crown restores the tooth’s original size, shape and colour.
Crowns strengthen a broken tooth and improve its function and appearance. Crowns can be used to restore a tooth after another dental procedure such as a root canal. They may also be used to cover dental implants, attach bridges or for cosmetic purposes, including to lighten a discoloured tooth.
Because they are made of porcelain, crowns are very durable and stain-resistant.
Placing a dental crown requires two dental appointments. These are the steps for the procedure:
You may benefit from a dental crown if you:
If you’re interested in dental crowns, please speak with your dentist to see if dental crowns are right for you.