A dental crown is used to cover a damaged tooth. It can be used for many reasons including to replace a large filling, to protect a weak tooth, to restore a fractured tooth, and much more. There are also cosmetic reasons for crowns such as to improve the tooth’s appearance, shape, or alignment. The crown is cemented to the existing tooth and can only be removed by a dentist.
Crowns are used as a permanent solution, however, they do sometimes come loose or fall out if they are not maintained and cleaned regularly. The best way to ensure the longevity of your crown is to maintain good oral hygiene. You should also avoid chewing hard foods which can cause damage to your crown.