Dental crowns (also called dental caps) are coverings that fit over the top of a chipped, damaged, or broken tooth. A dental crown will help restore the tooth’s function, strength, and appearance.
During a root canal, the tooth will be weakened and more vulnerable to cracks and fractures. A tooth that has received root canal therapy will most likely need a crown in order to prevent it from breaking.
If your tooth has a cavity or a crack that covers half or more of the tooth, it will become necessary to cover the tooth with a crown. Otherwise, the weakened tooth may be more prone to fracturing.
If a misshapen tooth is making you feel less than confident in your smile, a dental crown may be the answer. A dental crown will restore your tooth to a more natural shape, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Teeth become worn down over time, especially if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth. As the enamel wears away, the teeth will become smaller, softer, and more prone to decay and cavities. The only way of restoring the teeth is by placing dental crowns.