Five reasons you may need a crown
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap, usually made of porcelain or metal, that fits over a tooth that is too badly damaged to be repaired. It is a very common procedure, but why might your dentist want you to have one? Damaged teeth Chipped teeth, or teeth that have suffered from tooth decay, can often be restored by fillings or bonding. However, if the damage is too extensive, it may not be possible to fill the tooth, and it will have to be restored by having a crown fitted over it.