If you have a weakened, cracked, discolored, or broken tooth, a crown, also known as a “cap,” may be recommended. When a tooth has a large filling and there is not enough tooth structure to support the filing, a crown helps to strengthen the tooth from breaking. A crown is also used to cover a dental implant.
A crown is made in 2 visits. The first visit requires the tooth to be shaped and smoothed. An impression (replica) of the tooth will be taken in order to send to the dental lab for the crown to be made. At the second appointment, the crown will be permanently cemented, polished and adjusted.