Also known as caps; are a type of restoration that covers damaged, cracked or broken teeth. Crowns will replace the enamel of existing tooth restoring it to a perfect state. They can be used either for restorative reasons after a root canal or when there is not enough tooth structure to make a filling. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons as well when teeth are discolored, cracked or crocked. Crowns are also placed over implants as replacement of missing teeth.
In cosmetic restorations; crowns can perfectly match the color of the existing teeth to blend in perfectly and as per the patient’s request can be made with a lighter color to enhance the appearance.
In some cases can be used to correct (based on the doctor’s evaluation) slightly crooked teeth without the need of braces and waiting time or to correct gaps or excessive space between teeth (diastema) as well.