A crown, commonly referred to as a cap, is a dental restoration that covers your existing tooth.
A previously filled tooth where there now exists more filling than tooth which can no longer support the biting force on it.
To strengthen a tooth that has had extensive damage caused by tooth decay.
To improve the appearance of my teeth – discolourations and compromised aesthetics, such as staining/chipping.
For a root-treated tooth. Most teeth which have had a root filling need a crown, as the tooth has lost its nutrients and blood supply by the root filling. The tooth turns into a brittle consistency which is hard, but can fracture if left unprotected in the long run.
When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth sometimes require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth.
There is a crack in the tooth. Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, usually due to fine hair line cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth.