Dental Crowns For Restoring Your Teeth

dcrwnsThere are a variety of dental restoration techniques: veneers, dental bonding, inlays, onlays, fillings, crowns. You probably know what a filling is because 90 percent of the population has at least one filling. Inlays and onlays are a type of filling, too. Bonding is a dental technique that utilizes composite resin material, and veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are glued to the front of your teeth. Do you know what a dental crown is? Dental crowns are another treatment for restoring your teeth. Take the multiple-choice quiz below to find out how much you know about dental crowns.


1. A dental crown is a type of restoration that:

A. Is similar to a filling

B. Covers your tooth like a cap

C. Relieves a toothache

D. None of the above

2. Crowns restore:

A. The size of your tooth

B. The shape of your tooth

C. The appearance of your tooth

D. All of the above

3. Crowns are often used:

A. Even if you only need a small filling

B. When the tooth is too damaged to hold a filling

C. Both A and B

D. None of the above

4. Dental crowns can also be used to:

A. Cover an implant

B. Anchor a dental bridge

C. Hold together a cracked or broken tooth

D. All of the above


1. B: Dental crowns are also called “caps” because they cover the entire tooth like a cap covers your head.

2. D: Dental crowns restore the size, shape, and appearance of your tooth while improving its strength as well.

3. B:  Crowns are the treatment of choice when the tooth is too damaged to hold a filling.

4. D: Dental crowns have a number of uses including supporting a dental bridge; restoring a tooth with a large filling; covering a discolored tooth; covering a deformed tooth; holding together a cracked or broken tooth; covering a severely worn tooth; and for aesthetic reasons.


Located in West Allis, WI, Michael E. Flynn, DDS, and his talented team of dental care professionals proudly welcome patients from West Allis, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities. To learn more, or to schedule your next appointment, call Stubbs Family Dentistry today at 414-541-8250.