Crowns are a common treatment since they can fix so many different dental issues, including cosmetic dentistry. There are a few circumstances in which a crown may be deemed necessary.
Crowns are used to give strength to a vulnerable tooth, such as a tooth that has a large cavity or has broken. When a tooth canít support a filling, a crown is usually the solution. A crown is typically needed after a root canal so that the patientís tooth will have the strength to chew normally. Crowns can be used to top dental implants or support a bridge to replace missing teeth. In some cases, a crown can be used to improve a toothís appearance by restoring a smile with minor imperfections including discoloured teeth.
Speak with your dentist to determine what type of crown will be best for you.