Crowns

 
 
 
 
 

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for example:
  • you may have a discoloured filling and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling and need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth
  • it may help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.