So, your dentist told you that you need a crown on your tooth. Don’t worry. A crown can make your tooth stronger, as well as function and look better.
A crown replaces the damaged or missing parts of a tooth. The dentist will remove all the damaged or decayed tooth structure and have a tooth-shaped replacement prepared. He or she will then cement over the remaining tooth structure like a “cap.”
Your dentist may recommend a crown if:
Many materials can be used to make crowns, including:
Crowns tend to last at least five-to-eight years, but can last much longer, even a lifetime, depending on a variety of factors. Talk to your dentist about what will work best for you.