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Dental Crowns

Why dental exams are important

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, also known as a cap or tooth cap, helps keep what’s left from a damaged tooth and helps to maintain bone health and nerve function.

Crowns are most often used to:

  • Correct a bite
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Rebuild a tooth after a root canal
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Provide support for bridgework
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored tooth

To create the crown, your dentist will take an impression of your bite, shape the tooth that needs the crown, and then take another impression in order to create a well-fitting crown. The crown is created, and then cemented to your tooth.