What Is a Dental Crown?

In this video, Dr. Chris Powell explains dental crowns as protective covers for broken or restored teeth, blending seamlessly with your smile for durability.

People frequently ask about dental crowns and their purpose. Essentially, a dental crown acts as a protective cover for your tooth, particularly useful if you have a broken tooth or a tooth that has undergone significant restoration due to a large filling. You can think of a crown much like a porcelain helmet that encases and safeguards the tooth.
This protective “helmet” helps to fortify the tooth, providing a durable barrier against further damage while maintaining the tooth’s functionality. Crowns are designed to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth, ensuring they blend seamlessly into your smile. With a crown, you can continue to eat, chew, and function normally without worrying about the integrity of the restored tooth.

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