Dental crowns are permanent covers that encase the entire tooth onto which they are cemented. They include porcelain crowns, gold alloy crowns, acrylic crowns and porcelain–bonded-to-metal crowns. They are used to strengthen teeth when rebuilding severely broken, cracked or decayed teeth and also act to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth. The dentist may recommend crowns because of large fillings, improper bite, ageing of teeth, poor oral hygiene or after a root canal treatment.
Dental crowns are used for many reasons, including:
There are many different dental crowns available to suit anyone’s needs and budget. Permanent tooth caps can be made from materials including:
Like any procedure there are always risks involved that patients should be made aware of before treatment such as;
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