A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling. Here is how it works:
1) The tooth is prepared and shaped, a shade of your teeth is taken and often a photograph to send to the laboratory
2) An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.
3) A crown is tailor-made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the shape and colour of the neighbouring teeth.
4) The crown is temporarily placed so you can see how it looks and then, when you are happy, fitted securely.
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
Strengthens remaining tooth structure.
Functions like a real tooth, so you can bite and chew as usual.