Teeth are often restored using plastic (composite) or porcelain (ceramic) materials. However, when too much of a tooth’s structure has been worn away (by decay, a fracture, an injury, or large filling), a crown or “cap” may be needed. A crown may be needed to
- Restore a tooth when it is unable to support any type of filling
- Support other dental work
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or to restore a fractured tooth
- Cover badly-shaped or discolored teeth
- Replace missing teeth with the help of dental implants
A crown essentially covers 360 degrees of a tooth to restore it to its original natural shape and size. This permanent restoration fits over your original tooth to strengthen or improve the appearance of the tooth. The crown procedure can generally take two visits, however it really depends on a case-by-case basis.
To determine if your tooth needs a crown please visit our holistic dental office.