A crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. 

Dental crowns explained

If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth to help restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.

A crown can also help to strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold said filling.

They can also be used to attach bridges, protect a weak tooth from breaking or to restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discoloured or misshapen. Most commonly, crowns are used to cover dental implants.

If your dentist recommends a crown, it is probably to correct one of these conditions. Your dentist’s primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.

If you think you may be in need of a crown, book an appointment with one of our general dentists here