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’. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
∗ You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
∗ You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it.
∗ It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
∗ Porcelain veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of teeth.
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