A crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a 'cap'.
Crowns are commonly used for teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or where a very large filling would be required. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
- To improve the appearance of the tooth
- To protect weak and damaged teeth
- It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
At Borehamwood Dental Practice we use the highest quality materials to make your dental crowns