A dental crown is a restorative process in which a tooth or tooth implant is completely covered or capped by a special material that looks like your natural tooth. This helps to protect the underlying tooth and provide a chewing surface that functions as a normal tooth. Crowns are also aesthetically pleasing since patients generally don’t tend to notice a difference between their crown and their natural tooth. While your dentist will let you know the specifics of needing a crown, there are some general conditions in which a crown might be the best option which are:
Missing or misshapen teeth
A tooth that has had a root canal
Large broken fillings
Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
If you have any of these conditions, you may want to speak with your dentist to see if crowns are a good option for you.