Also called “tooth caps”, a crown is a dental restoration covering all or most of the natural tooth. The artificial cap can be made of porcelain, composite, or metal, and is cemented on top of the damaged tooth.
Crowns help strengthen and support broken, cracked, or badly decayed teeth, as well as teeth that have had root canals or large fillings. They also improve the appearance of stained or abnormal teeth, and are neatly contoured for your mouth.
Crowns function just like a regular tooth, serving to protect the natural tooth beneath, and to extend its life for a long period of time than a filling or other restoration might provide.