A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. Crowns are most commonly used in case where other types of dental restorations such as fillings cannot effectively restore the strength or integrity of the tooth. A crown then serves to protect and strengthen the tooth by fully enclosing the portion that lies at and above the gum line.
Several types of crowns are available, however porcelain crowns are the most popular due to their tooth-colored appearance. Porcelain crowns can be made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, resulting in a natural appearance.
A Crown may be needed in several different situations:
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.