Dental crowns are one of the most reliable and versatile dental restorations that can help when the damage to a person’s teeth is severe and apparently beyond repair. Crowns can be used for various cosmetic and restorative dental purposes and can be used to permanently repair many severe dental problems.
Crowns are cap-like structures that are made from a dental-grade tooth-colored ceramic material that helps restore damaged teeth. They are cemented onto an existing tooth, and they become the tooth’s new outer structure by covering the portion of the teeth above the gum line.
A crown is used to restore severely broken or decayed teeth that cannot be fixed using fillings. A crown is also used to seal the tooth after a root canal procedure to prevent it from breaking. A few years ago, crowns were made from metals like gold, silver, amalgam, etc., but dental-grade ceramic has replaced it now. Since crowns are made from dental-grade ceramic, they can be customized to mimic the appearance of natural teeth.