At Assiniboine Dental Group, our general dentists use dental crowns to cover and protect damaged teeth.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown (or cap) is a hollow artificial tooth which completely covers a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its function and prevent it from sustaining any further damage. Crowns are made from strong materials like porcelain and look and act like natural teeth.
Restore a Damaged Tooth
If a filling needs to be replaced but your remaining natural tooth is too small, your dentist may use a crown to cover it.
Your dentist may also use a crown to cover a tooth after performing a root canal or to attach a dental bridge.
Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, like to cover a crooked or discoloured tooth.