What are dental crowns?
A crown is a tooth shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth in order to restore its shape, size, strength and improve its appearance. They are very common and can last from 5 to 15 years.
If your dentist has told you that you need a crown, here are some reasons why:
1) To protect a tooth that is weak (from decay, perhaps) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
2) To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn.
3) To cover and support a tooth that has a large filling where there isn't a lot of tooth left.
4) To hold a ...