A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

When Do You Need a Tooth Crown?

You might understand what it is, but do you know when you need one? There are many different circumstances in which using a tooth crown is appropriate. Here are a few of them:

1. When you have a tooth that has been weakened due to decay.

2. When you need a chipped tooth repaired.

3. When you need to repair a broken tooth.

4. When you need to cover a tooth with a large filling.

5. When you need to anchor a dental bridge.

6. When you need to reinforce a tooth with a root canal.

7. When you need to cover a dental implant.

8. When you need to repair extremely discolored teeth.