Dental crowns are caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth to protect and cover them. The crown restores your tooth’s shape, strength, size and appearance. If decay has affected a major portion of your tooth or if your tooth has undergone a root canal, is broken and cracked, or has been filled too many times, a crown might be a sensible option.

Crowns can be composed of gold and metal alloys and are sometimes recommended for back teeth because of their strength. For visible teeth, many patients prefer porcelain or ceramic crowns, which can closely match the color of your natural teeth.