What Is a Dental Crown?A dental crown is a custom-made tooth-covering that resembles a natural tooth. A dental crown is designed to seamlessly fit over a compromised, weak, or imperfect-looking tooth to mask imperfections while also strengthening the natural tooth. With their fortifying benefits, dental crowns often enable the preservation of natural teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
What Issues Do Dental Crowns Address?
Cosmetic ConcernsSince a dental crown completely covers the portion of a natural tooth that is exposed above the gum line, a dental crown can be used to correct several cosmetic concerns or imperfections including:
- Stains and other discoloration
- Old, silver-colored amalgam fillings
- Cracks, chips, and broken teeth
- Misshapen teeth