What is Crowns and Bridgework?
Also called dental caps or tooth caps, dental crowns are used to improve the shape, length, size and colour of your teeth. Although the outside of each tooth is made of strong enamel, it can become chipped, cracked, broken or weakened from trauma (such as a fall); tooth decay; large fillings; root canal treatment to remove the tooth’s pulp; and age-related wear and tear.
A porcelain crown, which fits over the prepared tooth and replaces the natural crown, is often the best way to save and strengthen a tooth. Permanent crowns are made in a dental laboratory by a dental technician who uses moulds of your teeth created by your dentist.