What Is a Dental Crown?
If you have ever had a crown recommended to repair a tooth, you might wonder exactly what a dental crown, also known as a cap, is and how it works.
If your tooth has sustained extensive damage either from trauma, deep decay, or from clenching and grinding your teeth, a dental crown may provide you with the protection you need to save your tooth and feel comfortable again.
How Dental Crowns Function
Dental crowns are made from various materials including porcelain, ceramic, porcelain and metal combined, or full metal, such as gold crowns. The type of material that will work best to protect your tooth will depend on the location of your damaged ...