A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The purpose of it is to cover the tooth and to restore its shape, 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.
Dental crowns are usually needed to protect a weak tooth from breaking or to restore an already broken tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to make a cosmetic modification. Crowns are always recommended after a root canal treatment to protect the tooth from any future damage. There are many different kinds of crowns available, our specialist dentists will discuss all the different treatment options available to you.