We use dental crowns for many reasons.

  1. When teeth are severely decayed and cannot be restored with fillings, we use crowns.
  2. When a tooth is missing, a crown & bridge is used to replace the missing tooth.
  3. After root canals, the tooth becomes brittle and weak, so a dental crown protects it.
  4. A dental crown is also used to mask discolored or badly chipped teeth.

Preparing the tooth to receive the crown requires a lot of skill and attention to detail on your dentist’s part. The fabrication of the crown itself necessitates expensive equipment and high-quality materials in the specialist dental laboratory.

Crowns can last at least 10-15 years, depending on your oral habits and oral hygiene practices.