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Dental Crowns: A Comprehensive Quiz

Those who need a dental crown typically suffer from one or a combination of the following oral health issues: tooth decay, gum disease, or traumatic damage. For those looking to remedy any one or all of these issues, your Shrewsbury, Ma dentist offers a restorative dental procedure that may be viable in correcting your smile after the infection and decay are removed. A dental crown caps the remaining portion of the tooth, allowing the original roots to remain and continue stimulating the surrounding soft tissue and underlying jawbone.


1. A dental crown can restore a tooth from the following condition(s).

  • tooth decay
  • gum disease
  • failed root canal therapy
  • a & c

2. How does a dental crown help your tooth?

  • covers the above-the-gumline enamel called the crown
  • replaces the entire tooth and roots
  • heals the surrounding soft tissue
  • replaces the portion of the jawbone lost

3. What other procedures can a dental crown be used in?

  • root canal
  • dental implant
  • bridge
  • b & c

The Answer Key

1. d, a & c. A crown can be used to restore a tooth that has suffered from tooth decay and gum disease. Once the decay and infection have been removed, the dentist can then examine, fit, create, and place a dental crown to restore the tooth’s function and beauty.

2. a, covers the above-the-gumline enamel called the crown. The enamel shown above your gumline is called the crown of the tooth. A dental crown covers this area of the tooth, restoring structural integrity, function, and aesthetic appeal back to your smile.

3. b & c, dental implant & bridge. If a tooth is in need of a cap to ensure integrity and function, a dental crown is most likely a viable option. In a bridge procedure, the prosthetic is used to support the bridge between two adjacent teeth, if a dental implant is not being used.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.