Dental crowns are the visible part of the tooth, sitting above the gum line. An artificial crown covers this part of the tooth when it becomes damaged, protecting the natural tooth from further decay.
Dental crowns are an excellent treatment type for teeth that have severely decayed, are falling apart or have lost quite a bit of tooth structure. Usually, a root canal treatment is followed by placing a crown to reinforce the tooth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped ceramic tops that sit over a broken down tooth. They provide strength, stability and improve the appearance of a broken tooth by enclosing the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns can also be placed over a dental implant.