Crowns (caps)

capsA dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is cemented over a tooth and helps to restore its shape and size, protect it from future damage or improve its appearance. Dr. Holwager may recommend a crown for the following reasons:

-Cover and protect weakened teeth with cracks to prevent future fracture
-Cover a large filling when only a small amount of natural tooth structure remains
-Restore a tooth that has fractured
-Cover a discolored tooth for cosmetic reasons
-Cover a tooth that has had root canal therapy

Crowns may be made of materials such as gold, porcelain or a combination of the two. Dr. Holwager will make recommendations for materials on an individual patient basis.