A dental crown is a specially designed covering, or “cap,” that replicates your tooth’s exact size and structure. Crowns are used to cover a damaged tooth and restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance.

There are many reasons to consider a dental crown if your tooth is damaged:

  • Crowns protect the tooth from further damage
  • They may prevent the need for a root canal or extraction
  • Made of durable material, crowns can last for several years
  • Crowns are designed to match the shade of the surrounding teeth for a natural appearance

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Are Dental Crowns Right For You?

Dr. Farid may recommend a dental crown if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

  •  A Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Deep discolorations that don’t respond to whitening
  • Misshapen or misaligned teeth
  • Severely decayed or damaged teeth
  • Uneven wear as a result of teeth grinding

As long as your original tooth structure can still support a restoration, a dental crown can repair damage and improve your smile.

Crown Lengthening

Some patients may need a preparatory procedure called crown lengthening before receiving a filling, a dental crown, or veneers.

This conservative treatment removes extra gum tissue, allowing your dentist to remove decay, creating a better foundation for your crown. Dental crowns can quickly fail when they fit poorly, so it’s essential to ensure proper accurate placement.