A dental crown is a kind of dental restoration used to cover a tooth that has broken or is too damaged to be fixed with a regular filling. Crowns are sometimes called "caps." They can be made from a variety of materials to match the color of your other teeth. They're often cemented in place, but sometimes they're held in place by metal clasps.
The crown is cemented over your original tooth, which will have to be filed down before the crown can be placed. When in place, the crown looks and functions just like a normal tooth.
What materials are dental crowns made from?
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys, porcelain, ceramic, and resin. Each material offers different benefits. For example, metal crowns offer extra durability, while porcelain is more natural-looking. Resin is the most affordable option.
How are dental crowns made?
Dental crowns are made in a dental lab. The dentist will take accurate impressions of your teeth to design your new crown. When your crown is ready, your dentist will cement it in place and make any final adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
When are dental crowns used?
Dental crowns are used to treat teeth that are broken, fractured, or chipped. They are also used for teeth that have suffered severe decay or a tooth that is misshapen or discolored. Dental crowns can also be used to cover teeth with root canals and teeth that have had a dental implant.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are dental restorations that cover the entire tooth. They're sometimes referred to as caps. Crowns can be used for a number of reasons.
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking.
- Restore a tooth that's already been broken.
- Cover discolored teeth.
- Restore a tooth that's already been treated with a root canal.
- Cover a dental implant.
- Restore a bridge.
- Replace a missing tooth.
- Provide support for a dental bridge.
- Maintain the appearance of a dental implant.
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