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What Are Dental Crowns For?

Dentistry has evolved with time and with the use of materials that mimic the feel and look of real teeth. But what exactly is a dental crown and what is it used for?

A dental crown is a cap with the shape of a tooth, and it is usually used to protect a damaged tooth. Having this procedure improves the strength of the weakened tooth as well as the shape, size and appearance. There are plenty of reasons why you might consider having crowns placed; we will list some of them here.

A dental crown is used to protect a weakened tooth. A weak tooth is usually caused by extensive decay. When decay is cleaned out from the tooth, sometimes what remains is the outer shell of the tooth, even if a filling is used, the tooth might not withstand the pressure exerted on them. In this case, a crown is highly recommended since it will hold the tooth tightly in place. Cases like these usually occur after a root canal.

To restore a broken tooth or one which is severely damaged.

A crown might also be used to hold a dental bridge in the right place.

Crowns are commonly used to cover dental implants and to make cosmetic modifications.

Whether you will benefit or not from placing crowns, it is always good to contact your dentist for further evaluations. When the procedure is done correctly, a well cemented crown will look very natural since it will encase the tooth completely. Crowns have become a good favorite for those who want to improve the look of their smiles.

At Prisma Dental we are happy to assist you in designing the smile you would be proud to show off.

By: Prisma Dental

For any questions about our dental services you can contact us at or to our phone numbers: (506) 2291-5151 in Costa Rica or toll free at 866-741-8194 in United States.

What Are Dental Crowns For?
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