1. To reinforce a weakened tooth.
When a tooth has suffered a trauma, which has led to a breakage or if it has had a large filling or has had a root canal, it is advisable to reinforce it with a crown in most cases.
2. As part of a dental bridge.
Crowns can also replace a complete tooth when they are part of a dental bridge. The crowns at the ends will be “caps” and will function as abutments to support the bridge.
3. Crowns on implants.
In the case of placing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, the crown is placed on the implant and it will not be necessary to grind the adjacent teeth, as in the case of a bridge. In almost all cases, the placement of an implant with a crown is the best solution to replace a missing tooth.
4. Crowns for aesthetic reasons.
Crowns can also be used to correct aesthetic problems of the teeth, fundamentally in the smile area; colour, shape, alignment…