A dental crown looks just like a natural tooth. It is used when a tooth has a cavity or damage that requires either improvement in the size, shape, strength or appearance.
When the crown is cemented into place it fully covers the visible portion of the tooth. If you require a crown the dentists at Dental Care Hillsborough will create a crown that looks and feels as natural as a real tooth. In fact, no one will even know you have a crown.
A few common reasons for a dental crown are listed below:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking further
- Repair teeth that are extremely worn from grinding
- Replace an old fillings that is too damaged to be replaced with a new filling
- To support a dental bridge to replace missing teeth
- To replace poorly shaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant