If you’ve damaged a tooth but not lost it, Dr. Ranu can use a crown (also called a cap) to restore its shape, appearance and function. A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that is cemented into place to fully encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. It is often used after you have a root canal, a large filling or, as mentioned, a broken tooth.
The crown, or cap, restores the tooth while protecting it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of a discoloured or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth and typically lasts for about 10 years or longer with proper care.
Talk to Dr. Ranu about which materials are best suited to your needs.