Dental Crowns - Burlington

A dental crown is a restoration that covers (caps) a tooth, restoring is to its natural shape and size while serving to increase the strength and improve overall appearance. Crowns are often required when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth, or the physical state of a tooth has weakened beyond the point atwhich a simple composite filling would suffice. Crowns are also used to seal cracks, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore already fractured teeth, and even cover misshapen or discolored teeth.

If you have a crown, it is important to remember to brush at least twice a day and floss to strengthen gums and clean potential materials from the spaces between teeth that could promote plaque to form causing decay or gum disease.