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.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
-To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
-To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
-To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
-To hold a dental bridge in place
-To cover mis-shapened or severely discolored teeth
-To cover a dental implant
-To make a cosmetic modification
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