What is a Crown?

What is a crown?

A natural tooth consists of a crown and a root. The crown is the part we can see above the gum, while the root is part we cannot see below the gum. The root secures the tooth to the jaw bone.

When we use the term “crown”, what we really mean is a “prosthetic (artificial) crown”.


How long does a replacement crown last?

Crowns are very strong and we expect them to last for many years.

When is a crown recommended?

A crown is recommended when the natural crown has been weakened by a large filling, root canal treatment or decay.

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