What is a crown?
A “ cap “ or crown is a tooth-shaped sleeve made of porcelain or metal or a combination of both that is placed over a tooth .
Reasons a crown may be required include;
- To protect teeth which are badly decayed or have very large fillings which may otherwise fracture.
- To alter the shape of teeth for cosmetic reasons due to for example misaligned teeth , spaced or discoloured teeth.
- To go over an implant that has been already placed .