Dental crowns or caps are restorations that cover the entire outer surface of the tooth almost like a glove. Crowns are used to rebuild broken or excessively damaged teeth, strengthen teeth and improve cosmetic appearance. Your Birmingham dentist can make crowns from a metal (such as gold), porcelain or ceramic.
Crowns should not be the first treatment of choice just to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, because a dentist needs to grind a significant portion of the original tooth away. After a consultation your Birmingham dentist will advise you on the best restorative treatment.
Less invasive alternatives include veneers or dental bonding. Crowns are required when the strength of the tooth supporting the restoration is compromised since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong at the supporting tooth.
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