At Norwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, our dentist often repairs significant damage to a tooth using a dental crown.
Dental crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, that your dentist places on the top of a tooth to help restore its function and protect it from any future damage.
Your dentist will typically use a dental crown to restore a tooth's function and appearance after a restorative procedure like a root canal.
When a tooth experiences so much decay that large portions of it must be removed, your dentist may use a dental crowns to restore the tooth.
Dental crowns may also be used by your dentist to attach bridges, to cover implants, to prevent a cracked tooth from worsening, or to secure an existing filling that is in jeopardy of becoming loose.
Finally, your dentist may recommend a dental crown for aesthetic reasons, like when a discoloured tooth needs to be lightened to match the appearance of surrounding natural teeth.