What is a crown?

A crown is a cap made of metal and/or porcelain that fits exactly over a ground tooth. The cap is glued to the tooth. A crown restores the tooth to its original shape and function.

When might a crown be necessary?

1. If there is insufficient support for a filling. A large part of the tooth or molar may be lost due to tooth decay.

2. To improve appearance. This usually concerns discolored and/or poorly shaped teeth or molars at the front of the mouth.

Choosing crowns

If poorly formed teeth have already been extensively restored, the dentist can recommend making crowns. Approximately 2mm is removed from all sides of the tooth and a crown can be made by the dental technician. By grinding a little more on one tooth and a little less on the other tooth, a change in position can be achieved. This option is often chosen if many crowns are already present This is only possible if the teeth are not too crooked in relation to each other. Of course, you can also opt for a combination of the different options. The dentist can provide a tailor-made plan.