A dental crown, also known as a cap, covers the entire visible portion of a compromised tooth to restore its strength and functionality. Crowns can also be used in conjunction with dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, or to secure a dental bridge. Though most commonly used for restorative purposes, crowns can also improve the aesthetics of severely discolored or misshapen teeth. At Harrison Dental Group in Fort Wayne, IN, we offer both traditional and implant-supported crowns and can help you choose the right treatment for your needs and budget.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a custom-crafted restoration designed to improve the form and function of a weakened tooth. If you are missing a tooth, or your tooth must be extracted, this restoration can also be affixed to a dental implant to replace the entire tooth structure. Crowns can be fabricated from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, and porcelain fused to metal. The type of material used during your treatment will depend on the extent of dental damage, your unique cosmetic goals, and your budget.