Crowns are generally recommended when very little natural tooth remains to be effectively filled with other materials, without a high risk of fracture.
A crown is a little like a hat that covers the tooth, protecting it while restoring its strength. Crafted in the laboratory, crowns are usually made from ceramic, a highly durable material that protects and reinforces the tooth.
Ceramic is also the most esthetically pleasing material, since it most resembles the appearance of natural teeth. In this sense, crowns are often used to create a more beautiful smile. Once the cavity is removed and your tooth has been filed down to receive the crown, the dentist makes an impression. This is then used to make the crown in the laboratory. Once manufactured, the crown is cemented onto the tooth. Crowns can also be attached to an implant to replace missing teeth.
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