A crown is a prosthetic tooth constructed with gold or porcelain. It covers a small ‘thimble’ of tooth that is shaped by the dentist. A fractured, weak tooth may need a crown. A tooth doesn’t need a root canal in order to have a crown placed, but a root canal tooth generally will need a crown.

What is a Crown?

Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Some of the reasons for crowns are: to restore a tooth to its original shape,to strengthen a tooth and to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.

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Dr. Hyrum M. Cannon is a dental professional who offers a range of services for optimal dental health in General, Family, & Cosmetic Dentistry, practicing at Cannon Family Dental in Bountiful Utah. Proud to offer services such as Dental Makeovers, Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crowns/Caps and many other dental procedures.