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You probably have more than one friend who’s had to get a crown, but you likely don’t fully understand why they needed one or what the point of a crown even is. Don’t worry, though – many people don’t understand crowns.

That’s why Dr. Dido Kim wanted to share his insight on crowns, to help you understand the procedure better.

What is a crown?

A crown is a cap, generally made from porcelain or porcelain infused with other base metals, that sits over an abutment. The crown is designed to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.

When are they used?

Crowns are used when a tooth is either cracked or decayed so severely that other means of cosmetic dentistry can’t save it. The tooth is ground down to a base stump – the abutment – and then the crown is cemented into place on top of the abutment, essentially restoring your tooth to how it used to be before it needed a crown.

While you may not need a crown in every cosmetic dentistry situation, there are times when it’ll be your only choice. If you think you may need crowns or want more information, call us today at 201-854-5500.