A dental Crown is the rebuilding and remaking of a tooth that is damaged, cracked or broken. The functionality of the tooth is greatly improved because the crown is custom-fit over the damaged tooth, protecting the tooth against further deterioration. Dental Crowns are commonly known as caps, because the crown or covering sits overtop of the surface of the damaged existing tooth. Dental Crowns are used when a tooth has undergone significant decay or damage and there is not enough surface on the tooth structure to support a filling or inlay. Crowns are required when the strength of the tooth supporting the restoration is compromised.
Dental Crowns are fashioned to be aesthetically pleasing and but also give the tooth additional protection and strength. Dental Crowns are not always the first choice for cosmetic restoration dental work as dentists have to grind a significant portion of the tooth away.
There are many different types of porcelain and metal Crowns. Dr. Rogers recommends all porcelain or ceramic Crowns as they are, in most cases, the best choice for cosmetic dental work.