A dental crown is like a cap that covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, protecting its remaining structure and bringing back its original shape, size, and colour.
Three situations when and why are dental crowns are needed
- Firstly, when a tooth has decay only in the visible portion above the gum line – a tooth-coloured filling may not be enough to correct the decay so a crown can be used to cover the tooth entirely. It will preserve the tooth and prolong its life.
- Secondly, if decay has extended into the tooth’s root – Endodontic work may also be needed to remove the decay and preserve the teeth of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth.
- Lastly, when a tooth is missing altogether – a dental implant can supply an artificial root, and a porcelain crown can be attached to it to provide a new tooth.
At Cairns Dental Boutique, our porcelain crowns are custom designed to fit your mouth. We specialize in tooth-coloured crowns that look just like your natural teeth. Plus, thanks to our advanced technology, we offer same day crown options to fit your busy life.