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.