A crown is a dental cap that is put on a damaged tooth to help restoring its size, shape and strength, covering the entire visible part of the tooth.
There are many reasons for getting a dental crown:
- It restores a tooth that is already broken or worn out;
- Helps to shield a tooth from decay or cracking;
- It helps to anchor a dental bridge;
- It hides discolored or misplaced teeth;
- It hides dental implants;
- It acts as a protective cap in case the tooth had a root canal treatment.