Our Kelowna dentists use dental crowns to cap the entire surface of a damaged tooth to assist in repairing 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 help restore its function. Often made from materials like porcelain or composite, they appear and function like natural teeth, and may 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 help protect weak teeth from breaking
- To hold together and help 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.