What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a treatment designed to rebuild or support a damaged or root-filled tooth or to replace a missing tooth. The latter requires the placing of an implant before the crown is added. An alternative option for rebuilding an existing tooth would be a large filling; for replacing a missing tooth it would be a fixed or removable denture.
Teeth can wear due to any number of causes, such as grinding at night or imperfect alignment of the jaw. Teeth can also be lost through accidental trauma, infection or poor gum health. Rebuilding or replacing missing teeth is functionally important because chewing, clear speech and jaw health can all be affected.