Over time our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, fractures and discoloration. Crowns strengthen and protect the tooth from these critical problems that can occur if left untreated. In these serious cases a filling or bond will not suffice.
The dental crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line restoring the shape, size, strength and appearance of the tooth in question. Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.