Crown restorations are one of the most common types of procedures we perform here at Swedish Dental. Thousands of people every day have crowns to fix an array of dental issues. Despite how common dental crowns are, most do not understand how they work. Read on to learn more about the dental crown procedure.
What are Dental Crowns
A dental crown is an entire cap that is placed over a tooth. In a dental crown procedure, the crown is cemented into place and fully covers the entire tooth. A dental crown is custom-fitted; therefore, part of the dental crown procedure is ensuring the crown is the same size and shape of the real tooth that exists.
Why do you need a Dental Crown?
There are many reasons why someone may need to have a dental crown procedure. Some of them are:
Protect a weak tooth from further decay, cracks or from breaking
Restore a very worn-down tooth
Cover a tooth that has more filling than an actual tooth.
Keep a dental bridge in place
Cover extremely discolored or misshapen teeth
Cover a dental implant
Cover a root canal