A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.The placement of a crown is often recommended:

  • after a tooth that has had a root canal
  • to reinforce a tooth which is cracked or broken
  • to repair a tooth which has an old large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • to cover a tooth which is severely decayed
  • to encase a dental implant
  • to anchor a dental bridge
  • to cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth or to make a cosmetic modification

Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).

Don’t hesitate to contact our office at (305)512-3700 to schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Victor J. Dongo in Hialeah Gardens, Florida.