A dental crown is placed at the site of a lost or damaged tooth as a way of restoring its function and appearance. When a crown is restoring a damaged tooth, it will “cap” the remaining structure in order to protect it. If the crown is replacing a lost tooth, then a surgically placed dental implant will need to be installed to support the crown. Crowns are also used to support dental bridges. All crowns are custom-made so that they offer the best possible look and function for the patient.
Virtually all crowns require that some preparations be made prior to their installation. When a crown is used to restore a damaged tooth, some enamel will need to be removed. When a crown is being added at the site of a lost tooth, a dental implant will need to be placed in the jawbone first.