Read on for everything you need to know about dental crowns.
Dental crowns are a very common and popular solution to damaged or unsightly teeth. They take the form of a tooth-shaped ‘hat’ that sits over the problem tooth, encasing it entirely right down to the gum line. Crowns are an ideal way to restore the strength, shape, size and overall appearance of any damaged teeth.
Dental crowns are an effective way of restoring damaged teeth so that you can continue to use your mouth, jaw, and teeth as you would normally. A dental crown can support and restore strength to a tooth that has:
been badly damaged by dental decay
requires support after root canal treatment
is severely worn down, possibly as a result of grinding
is cracked and broken
requires a dental bridge
The cosmetic benefits offered by dental crowns are another key reason why they are a popular choice of treatment. Crowns can improve the appearance of the teeth by:
hiding discolored or stained teeth
adding height or width to teeth that are misshapen or undersized
covering a dental implant
Dental crowns have also shown to last longer than any other type of dental restoration including implants and fillings.
In the majority of cases, crowns are required for functional reasons and as such, are usually covered by most dental insurers, although cover may be limited to a particular type of crown, for example, metal. However, we strongly recommend that you speak to your personal insurer about your individual policy to check that you are covered before you start your procedure.