Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. They are commonly made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys and are designed to match the color and shape of the natural teeth.
Dental crowns are used to cover teeth that have been weakened by decay, injury, or root canal treatment, or to improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth. They can also be used to support a dental bridge or to cover a dental implant.
The procedure for placing a dental crown typically involves shaping the affected tooth to create a base for the crown, taking an impression of the tooth to ensure a precise fit, and placing a temporary crown while the permanent one is being made. Once the permanent crown is ready, it is cemented in place using a strong dental adhesive.