When Is A Dental Crown Needed?

When Is A Dental Crown Needed?

May 16, 2019

Most of you must have heard of the dental crown? But are you aware of the dental issues a crown can repair? The crown is a useful dental material which works wonders for cosmetic and restorative needs.

Why do I need a Dental Crown?

They might be needed in the following situations:

-To repair a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.

-To Protect a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth.

-To support and cover a tooth with a massive filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left.

-To cover severely discoloured teeth

– To hold a dental bridge in position.

– To make a cosmetic transformation

-To cover a dental implant

What Is a Dental Crown Made of?

A dental crown is made from different types of materials, which involve porcelain, composite resin, metal alloys, ceramics, or a combination of these materials. When the dental crown is designed in the lab, the chosen material is often coloured to match the colour of your natural teeth. The crown must appear natural and should comfortably fits in the mouth.


One would need two visits for the dental procedure. During the first appointment, the tooth is constructed as well as the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. This is then followed by reshaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. It should not be fixed too high as it will interfere with the bite which is why some surface is filed from the top and sides. During second appointment, the crown will be placed permanently.

How do I care for a Dental Crown?

Just like natural tooth, it is very important to brush and floss the area of the crown so as to avoid excess plaque around the crown area. Certain dental behaviours like teeth grinding and jaw clenching should be avoided. One should also avoid eating hard foods, gummy foods, or ice, which can either damage the dental crown. Last, but not the least, regular dental visits are important for professional dental cleanings and dental examinations.