A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth. The crown makes the tooth stronger and also improves how the teeth look.

A dental crown may be needed if your tooth is broken, decayed, worn down, or severely discolored. Crowns are also used to:

  • Support teeth after a filling, dental implant, or dental bridge has been placed
  • Protect the tooth after a root canal
  • Treat chewing problems

Tooth Decay
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