Learn how to diagnose a broken dental crown or when it is time to go to the dentist.

broken crown

Your dentist may recommend that you have a dental crown procedure for one of several reasons. You could have a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together; you could have a tooth that is slightly discolored; or you wish to have a crown placed for appearance reasons.

There are several types of crowns that can be used, including ceramic, porcelain, resin, and stainless steel (cosmetic crowns are usually made of porcelain or ceramic). Since, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), there are pros and cons for each type, you should have your dentist address your unique situation and make a recommendation on which is best for your tooth.