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Dental crowns

Dental crowns are permanent tooth covers that are cemented to chipped, cracked or broken teeth to improve their appearance and function.

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20 questions have been asked and answered by our network of professionals about dental crowns


Do I HAVE to get a crown after root canal?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 8, 2013 Robert Dolgow, cosmetic dentist

What should I do with a crown that has been uncomfortable from day one?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 8, 2013 Robert Dolgow, cosmetic dentist

All of my teeth are crowned and I would like to have them whiter. Can this be done?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 23, 2012 Mrinal Bhatt, cosmetic dentist

I have dark stains at the gumline after porcelain crowns, can they be removed?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 2, 2012 Kamini Talati, cosmetic dentist

After 3 crowns were put in, my bite has never felt the same. Is there any hope?

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 2, 2012 Kamini Talati, cosmetic dentist

My new crown is slightly lighter than my natural teeth is there any thing I can do or have done to blend the colors more consistent?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 2, 2012 Kamini Talati, cosmetic dentist

I have pain in an area where I have a tooth crown, how can I tell if the procedure was done poorly?

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 10, 2012 Steven Bader, cosmetic dentist

Can teeth shift because of a tight crown?

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 Latest answer by Jan 8, 2012 Steven Bader, cosmetic dentist

Can I get a cemented crown adjusted while in my mouth permanently now?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 Latest answer by Mar 23, 2012 Steven Bader, cosmetic dentist

Can the color of a tooth be black without decay?

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 21, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

Can a tooth ground down after a crown be a problem?

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 21, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

Are the newer Zirconia dental crowns better and less expensive than the standard $800+ crowns used by most dentists?

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 21, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

Can ill-fitting crowns cause teeth to move and change the bite?

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 21, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

Is it possible for a crown to be too large and crack an adjacent tooth?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 25, 2011 Kamini Talati, cosmetic dentist

How can a gold crown can turn black after 2 days? This is the second crown with the same problem on a month period.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 Latest answer by Nov 4, 2011 Christopher Baer, cosmetic dentist

If I have crowns, can i still do bridges next to the crowns?

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 26, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

After a new crown, my adjacent teeth are contacting more and are a little sore. Should I let the dentist grind other healthy teeth to try and fix the bite?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 25, 2011 Elisa Mello, cosmetic dentist

What happens when dental cement remains around the gumline following a new dental crown ?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 25, 2011 Ramin Tabib, cosmetic dentist

Is it really necessary to crown a tooth that has a single root? It is not a molar or in the front.

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 7, 2011 Kamini Talati, cosmetic dentist

Are the dental crowns supposed to turn black at the top of a crown and if this is expected, what can I do to get the black off?

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 26, 2011 Elisa Mello, cosmetic dentist