Restorative Procedures - Crowns
If your tooth has experienced severe decay, a chip or crack, it may need a crown to restore its previous shape. This is done by filing down the tooth structure to create a post, over which a crown is then placed. A crown can help reinforce a tooth that has a large filling or lacks the necessary structure to hold a larger filling or onlay. Sometimes crowns are used to build bridges, strengthen a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. It’s also used to restore a dental implant – an implant crown.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. When possible we prefer to restore tooth with more conservative option - onlay.