A crown is a hollow cap that is fitted, shaped and “cemented” (glued) over a tooth. Each crown must be precisely shaped. Crowns have numerous functions, including:
Crowns may be constructed to provide a tooth-like appearance in shape, size, colour and texture. These crowns are normally composed of:
On back teeth, where appearance may not be as important, crowns of gold metal may be used. These gold metal crowns are enormously strong, to withstand the pressures of the molar teeth during chewing.