Why: Crowns are necessary when there isn’t enough tooth structure left to avoid future fracture of the tooth.
- The tooth is prepared by replacing missing structure with a large filling.
- The top part of the tooth is then made into a smaller version of the tooth’s former glory.
- Lastly, the tooth is returned to its normal shape and function by cementing a strong ceramic covering (crown) onto the tooth.
Next Steps: Crowns generally last about 5 years or more depending on home care and other factors