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A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons:

  • as a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth
  • as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings
  • to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.
  • Crowns do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying natural tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease so good oral hygiene and regular check ups are essential. Daily brushing and flossing are important for maintaining good oral health as well as keeping the crown trouble-free.

    Regular check-ups will enable your dentist to detect any problems with your crown and recommend necessary treatment.