FAQs About Cosmetic Dentistry
Should I choose porcelain veneers? Why is whitening my teeth in a dentist's office more effective than doing it at home? How long will I need to wear braces? Get the answers to these questions and more on our cosmetic dentistry FAQ page.
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What is a crown?
A dental crown is basically a cover for a tooth to protect it. Sometimes people refer to it as a cap. A crown is necessary for a tooth any time the tooth is missing more than 50% of the tooth structure. Therefore, in the case of a broken tooth, a tooth with decay, or a tooth with large silver filling, a crown may be recommended. A crown can also be used for cosmetic reasons. Most of the "Hollywood" smiles seen on tv are a result of crown work on front teeth. So crowns can serve two purposes, to protect your teeth or give you a "Hollywood Smile."