A dental crown, commonly called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped restoration that is made by a machine usually in a dental laboratory. It is designed to cover the entire tooth and strengthen or repair a tooth.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth
- Keep a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth to usefulness
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment