Dental crowns, also known as dental caps or tooth crowns, are versatile dental restorations used to encase and protect damaged, weakened, or misshapen teeth. These custom-made coverings are typically crafted from materials like porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination, and are designed to resemble the natural appearance of teeth.
The process of getting a dental crown involves preparing the tooth by removing any decay or damage, shaping it to accommodate the crown, and taking impressions for precise fabrication. A temporary crown may be placed while the permanent one is being created. Once ready, the permanent crown is securely bonded to the tooth with dental adhesive.