Dental crowns are a type of restoration that we use in a variety of applications. When cemented into place over a damaged tooth, dental crowns (sometimes called caps) can restore a tooth to its original shape, strengthen a tooth, or simply improve the cosmetic appearance of the tooth.

Because they fully cup over a damaged tooth, a crown actually becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. Fortunately, most dental crowns placed today are made of a durable porcelain material that blends in nicely with your natural teeth (as opposed to the metal or gold that we used in the past).