Our Kelowna dentists use dental crowns to cap the entire surface of a damaged tooth to repair it.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown (or cap) is a hollow, artificial tooth that your dentist will place over an entire damaged or decayed tooth to restore its function. Often made from materials like porcelain or composite, they look and work like natural teeth, and will protect the tooth from deteriorating any further.
Uses For Dental Crowns
There are a number of situations in which your dentist may use a dental crown, including:
- To protect weak teeth from breaking
- To hold together and restore an already broken tooth
- To cover a tooth after a root canal
- To cover a dental implant
- To attach a dental bridge
- To cover crooked or discoloured teeth
Dental crowns need to be cared for just like natural teeth. With the proper care, they can generally last at least 10 years.