Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that covers or "caps" a tooth, restoring the tooth to its original shape and size, while increasing the strength and improving the overall appearance. Dental crowns are necessary when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth and the physical state of the tooth has broken down beyond the help of a simple composite filling. Dental crowns can also be used to seal cracks, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore already fractured teeth, and even cover misshapen or discolored teeth.

Should you already have a dental crown, it is imperative to remember to brush at least twice a day and floss to strengthen gums and remove potential materials that could cause plaque to form in the space between teeth causing decay or gum disease.