A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your Hamilton restorative dentist may place over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength or to improve its appearance. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but also can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. When a crown is adhered into place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Your Hamilton, Ohio Dentist may use a crown to replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains, to protect a weak tooth from fracturing, to

attach a bridge or to restore a fractured tooth. In addition to this, a crown may be used to cover a dental implant, a discolored or poorly shaped tooth or a tooth that has had root canal treatment. Learn more about dental crowns here.