A Dental Crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over the visible portion of a tooth. It restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. Sometimes a Crown needs to be placed to protect a weak tooth, cover a dental implant, or cover a tooth treated with a root canal. It is bonded to the tooth with dental cement. It is called a “crown” because it covers the crown of the tooth (the visible area).
Dental Crowns can be made of a variety of materials: metals, porcelain fused to metal, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or pressed ceramic.
« Back to Glossary Index