A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. Dental crowns may also be required in the following situations:
Permanent crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gumline. Dr. Cushman’s crowns are generally made from either all ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal material.