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Why is a dental crown needed?

Why is a dental crown needed? By siri dental care

A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength and improve its appearance. If a tooth is cracked, it is a serious condition and does usually require a crown. Unlike a broken bone the fracture in a cracked tooth will not heal.

A Dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn.
  • To cover and hold a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth left.
  • To keep a dental bridge in place.
  • To cover deformed or severely discolored teeth.
  • To cover a dental implant.
  • To make a cosmetic modification.