To make sure you have the best smile possible, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size.

A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength, or to improve its appearance.

The reasons you may need a crown include:

  • Protecting a weak tooth
  • Holding together parts of a cracked tooth
  • Restoring an already broken tooth
  • Supporting a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • Attaching a dental bridge
  • Covering badly-shaped or severely discolored teeth
  • Cover a dental implant

If your dentist recommends a crown, it’s probably to correct one of these conditions.

Your dentist’s primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.