What Is A Dental Crown?
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A dental crown is a cap to cover a tooth which has been compromised internally, and is essentially dead, but is a method which uses the root to provide a functioning tooth, without the necessity to remove what is left of the old one. It is necessary when the enamel outer covering of the tooth has decayed and an infection has found its way into the pulp and nerves of the inner tooth. The nerve needs to be completely removed and the crown provides a subsequent covering to make the tooth useable again.