A dental crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. They are typically bonded to the tooth and can be made from many materials.
Porcelain crowns are often used:
- to improve the strength or appearance of teeth
- for a tooth that is severely broken down, has cracks, or has had a root canal to reinforce the tooth
- needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth
Dental crowns will allow your tooth to function normally again without worrying about the tooth cracking.