A dental crown is a cap made of gold, porcelain, or a combination of both, that is placed over the top of the broken down tooth, to cover, protect and support cracked teeth. The crown or partial crown restores tooth function and prevents it from breaking down further.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
After having a crown placed, you will be able to chew normally and not feel any more pain. A crown will also make the teeth look more aesthetically pleasing, giving you the confidence to smile again.