Sometimes referred to as “dental caps” or “tooth caps”, crowns are dental restorations that cover and encase the tooth on which they are cemented.
Dentists utilize dental crowns when rebuilding broken, excessively worn, or decayed teeth as a way to strengthen teeth and as a method by which the cosmetic appearance of a tooth can be improved.
Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made from porcelain, gold, metal alloys or a combination of these materials.
Dental crowns are strong and durable and are so attractive that they are often your best way to a great smile!