If a tooth has a large cavity or old filling, or has a large crack/fracture, we may recommend a crown. What is a crown? A porcelain crown is a durable restoration that:
- - Covers the biting surface of the tooth and wraps around it 360 degrees
- - Seals the tooth from bacterial contamination
- - Holds it together to prevent it from breaking apart
- - Improves the appearance of a tooth.
Crowns are also usually needed after a root canal on a back tooth to prevent future leakage, re-infection, or irreparable tooth fracture. We use our digital IntraOral Scanner for our crowns to reduce the need for goopy impressions.