Dental Crowns

Know How Dental Crowns Work

Dental crowns are caps that are put over a tooth. A tooth might need a crown for many reasons. Some of these reasons include a cavity being too large for a filling, a tooth is cracked or weakened, or to improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth. Some people get a dental crown following a root canal, which can help to protect the restored tooth. All of reasons for getting a dental crown serves a primary purpose, which is to restore the tooth to its normal function, size, and shape.

 

Crowns also make the tooth underneath stronger while improving its appearance. Crowns are usually made from metal alloys, porcelain or ceramics. In order to match the color of your tooth, the crown gets colored so that it blends in with the natural tooth. Like your teeth, you should take good care of your crown, which includes regular brushing and dental checkups.

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