What is a crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a tooth or dental implant. Crowns restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.
What does getting a dental crown involve?
Getting a dental crown usually requires two appointments. During your first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth, take an impression, and place a temporary crown. Your second appointment will be about two weeks later, during which your dentist will remove the temporary crown and place a permanent crown.
What are the advantages of getting a dental crown?
A dental crown can restore a damaged tooth and protect it against further damage. The crown will completely cover your tooth above the gum line and give it a natural-looking appearance.
What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
A bridge is an ideal restoration for missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth without requiring implants or altering the natural teeth.
When are dental crowns necessary?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth. It is used when a tooth has too much damage to be fixed with fillings or other types of restorations.