Tooth shaped ”caps” that are placed over a tooth to strengthen the tooth or improve your tooth’s shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have large fillings due to tooth decay. Also, there is often insufficient tooth structure to hold a filling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I need a dental crown?
A crown is placed on a tooth that is mostly filling or a root canal treated tooth to strengthen and support the tooth.
How long will my crown last?
Insurance will replace a crown every 5-7 years. However, a crown can last 10-20+ years with proper hygiene and care.
Are crowns used for cosmetic dentistry?
Yes, crowns and veneers are used for cosmetic dentistry.