Crowns – Caps

A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to a normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. There is a variety of reasons for placing a crown.

-to support a large filling where there is not adequate tooth remaining
-to protect weak teeth from fracturing
-to restore broken teeth
-to covered misshapen or discolored teeth
-to place a functioning tooth on a dental implant

Typically, crowns are made of porcelain fused to metal, all porcelain or full cast alloy (gold). Both the appearance and function are considered when choosing the most suitable crown material. Crowns are cemented in place and maintained with normal brushing, flossing and regular professional cleanings.