Crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry as a way to improve the look of the tooth which is being capped as well as making it functional again. A tooth crown is also used in reconstructive dentistry when your tooth needs its form and function reconstructed.
- A severely damaged tooth
- A severely decayed tooth
- A severely worn tooth
- A broken, cracked, or fractured tooth
- An outdated filling
- A tooth broken or spoiled due to injury or trauma
Tooth crowns are almost as durable as gold crowns, but are tooth-colored so they are often used when your crown will be placed near the front of you mouth where it can easily be seen.
Tooth crowns are often used in conjunction with bridges when you have one or more teeth missing. The porcelain crowns are used as anchors for the bridge which has a false tooth or teeth suspended from it to fill in where your tooth or teeth are missing. (For more information on crowns and bridges, please see our Crowns & Bridges section. If you have further questions about crowns and bridges, visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Crowns & Bridges page.)
If you have additional questions regarding porcelain crowns, please see our Frequently Asked Questions about Porcelain Crowns section.
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