Dental crowns have been used in one form or another for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 BCE. Those early crowns are, of course, a far cry from what we have today. Dental crowns from Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry in Dallas are state-of-the-art.
Modern crowns are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth. Also called cap, they cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place.
Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.
The most common types of crowns are:
- All-porcelain (ceramic)
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