The crown restores the tooth to it’s normal shape, size and function. In additional to covering a dental implant, replacing a missing tooth in a bridge, or following root canal therapy, crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a toot or have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened.
Crowns can be made of different materials. Your dentist will consider the tooth location, position of the gum tissue, patient’s preference, color or shade and shape and function of the tooth in order to determine the material to be used.
It is important to continue your regular preventive hygiene visits and let your dentist know if you have any biting sensitivity following a new crown. Be sure to brush and floss as recommended.