Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals. Crowns are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate for strength and beauty.
- Protects underlying teeth
- Improves tooth contours
- Covers unaesthetic tooth color
- Requires 2 appointments
- High initial cost
Crowns are prescribed for damaged, decayed, or broken teeth. The tooth is prepared by eliminating surface structure. After fabrication the crown is cemented to the prepared tooth. Crowns restore natural beauty and health of teeth.