Crowns are good options for missing teeth or for covering a tooth that has cracked or that has been restored through a root canal. Porcelain crowns blend in perfectly with your existing teeth and offer extra protection to the damaged tooth.
This dental restoration procedure is designed to encase or cover up a damaged or broken tooth and protects it from further cracking. Crowns or caps are available in two forms, i.e. full metal crowns and non-metal crowns.
Crowns Are Ideal For:
- Replacing a large tooth filling
- Protecting a weak tooth from fractures
- Restoring a fractured tooth
- Attaching a bridge
- Covering a dental implant
- Covering a discolored tooth
- Covering a poorly shaped tooth
- Covering a tooth with root canal treatment
In case of an entire missing tooth, gaps left in the mouth will eventually cause the surrounding teeth to shift or rotate into the empty space, causing malocclusion (‘bad bite’). It can also cause bone deterioration in the jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Therefore, it is always advisable to discuss tooth replacement options, such as an implant and crown, rather than leaving gaps in dentition.