A crown is a cover which sits on a tooth like a hat. A crown is needed when a tooth is broken down and cannot be repaired with a traditional filling.
A good fitting crown prolongs the lifespan of the tooth and protects to keep the surrounding gum and adjacent teeth healthy. Crowns do not damage teeth if minimal intervention techniques are used.
There are various types of crowns that are available. Your dentist is the expert who can advise you on what type of crown will give the optimal result.
- Metal crowns for strength
- Porcelain crowns for beauty and strength.
You can rest assured that your dentist has attended post-graduate courses to learn specifically about the best methods used to crown teeth.
Good fitting crowns:
- look good
- are durable
- feel smooth
- seals the tooth from bacteria.