A crown is also called a “dental cap’’. Unlike fillings, which only fill in part of the tooth, the crown completely covers the tooth above the gum line, preventing a weak tooth from breaking or holding parts of a broken tooth together. Crowns are usually made up of either porcelain or gold or a combination of both. They are generally used when a tooth is so damaged that it needs to be rebuilt. Since a crown is cemented into place, it not only becomes the new outer surface for your tooth but also strengthens its integrity. If you want to have an aesthetic ceramic or partial crown in just a single visit, CEREC crowns are a great option for you. Consult with us today!
Dental crowns are more than just dental caps. They offer a number of benefits to the patient. Some of them are listed below:
Crowns help in strengthening your damaged tooth and put a stop to any further damage.
Crowns help in restoring the original shape and structure of the tooth.
Crowns become a permanent part of your mouth and can last a very long time with just standard hygiene practices.
Crowns can help in preventing further damage by creating a protective layer on the damaged or broken tooth.