If your tooth is damaged, weak, is badly stained or poorly shaped and look unsightly, you can get crowns for them. The crown is a hollow artificial tooth shaped cap like structure that covers the damaged tooth, which in turn helps improving your overall facial appearance. Crowns or capping covers the visible part of the tooth completely and are bonded to the tooth with the help of dental cement. After a root canal treatment the tooth is covered with a crown. A fractured tooth is covered with a crown to protect it and also to make it strong. Large cavities are capped and encircled with a crown.
The crown can be easily positioned over an implant and provide it the conventional appearance. Crowns are made from porcelain or ceramic and they can be made to match your tooth’s original color. Sometimes gold or other metal alloys are also used. However, best material is porcelain fused with metal as it provides maximum strength and looks attractive. The process is preparing the artificial tooth capping or crown the material used for it is heated and given shape according to the impression taken. This process is done outside and when ready it is placed on top of the tooth. All this work is done by a prosthodontist.