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Crown

A dental crown is a type of dental implant used to improve or strengthen the appearance of teeth. You may need to have a crown implanted if your tooth has a large enough cavity that may compromise the integrity of the tooth.

A crown is then shaped to match the bite of your surrounding teeth and then bonded with dental cement to the tooth that has been prepped to receive it. Much of the target tooth will be drilled away to make room for the new crown.

Crowns are cast from a molds made from a dental impressions. These impressions help make the new crown fit perfectly on the target tooth. Crowns can be made with porcelain and even gold.

The crown implant is commonly an expensive procedure.