All About Dental Crowns and Why You Need Them

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