Restoring Broken or Weakened Teeth
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
A crown could be used for a number of other reasons:
- To improve the appearance of the tooth.
- To protect weak and damaged teeth.
- It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.