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dental crowns

A crown is a cap used to protect and strengthen a damaged or weakened tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metal or porcelain.

Several factors are important to consider when choosing a crown, including:

  • cost
  • strength
  • durability
A natural appearance that doesn’t detract from your smile may also be a priority for you. Your dentist can discuss the various options and help you to figure out what best meets your needs.

Types of dental crowns

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Zirconia
  • Composite resin
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Alloy or combination of materials
When selecting the material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:
  • The location of the tooth being crowned
  • How much of the tooth will show when you smile
  • Position of your gum tissue
  • Function of the tooth that needs the crown
  • How much natural tooth is remaining
  • Color of the surrounding teeth

Who needs a crown?

If you have a large cavity that’s too big for a filling, it may be time for a crown.

You may also need a crown if your tooth is:

  • Severely worn down
  • Cracked
  • Weakened
  • Crowns are also recommended following a root canal on a tooth, because the tooth is more fragile and needs protection.

How much will it cost?

The cost of treatment is based on the material chosen. Your dentist will consult with you and inform you of the options available.
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