A crown is a “cap” placed over a tooth to restore it to its natural size, shape and function. Crowns are used to make a tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

Reasons crowns are placed are if you:

-have a cavity too large for a filling

-require coverage for a dental implant

-need to replace a missing tooth with a bridge

-have a cracked, worn down, or weekend tooth

-have a root canal treatment, to protect the restored tooth

-have a discolored or badly shaped tooth you want to cover to improve your smile