If your tooth is damaged
to the point where it can no longer hold a filling, a crown may be
necessary. A crown looks and functions the same as a natural tooth. If
your tooth is decayed, cracked, or in danger of cracking, a porcelain
crown may be what you need. Crowns are custom fitted to the contours of
your tooth. A crown covers the tooth completely, fitting onto the gum
and protecting your tooth from further damage.
Crowns both strengthen and
protect your tooth, as well as greatly improving your smile. Crowns can
be made of gold, porcelain, or stainless steel. Whatever material you
choose, the crown will protect your teeth and gums from further damage.