Sometimes referred to as “caps” from the way they fit completely over your tooth, dental crowns can restore damaged, cracked or decayed teeth with a stronger, custom-designed material. Many times a crown is necessary to protect a tooth that has required root canal therapy.
A crown can be made of porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal to provide strength, durability and a natural appearance. For non-esthetic applications, and areas that are exposed to severe stress, a full gold crown may be your best option.