A dental crown is a type of restoration that is used to restore a tooth's shape, appearance, and function, if the tooth has been damaged but not lost. Crowns may also be used if you have a large filling, a broken tooth, or have a root canal. Crowns are often called "caps" as they are used to encircle or cap a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are designed to protect and restore teeth from further damage. Also, crowns can be used to cover discoloured or misshapen teeth.
Crowns can be made of many materials, but are usually fabricated with porcelain or gold. They have a natural look and feel, and after being fixed to a tooth, they will look very much like a natural tooth.
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Jacquie's Story - Self conscious of my smile
"For as long as I can remember I have always been self conscious of my front teeth because of the gap in between them. I eventually had the gap closed with bonding which made me feel a little better about them but I ... more