A crown is a covering, or cap, for a damaged tooth. Most crowns are rarely noticeable and can be made from various types of materials. Your dentist will help determine what type of crown best fits your lifestyle.
Crowns are typically used to replace a large filling, protect a weak or fractured tooth, cover a tooth that has had other treatment or has become discolored. On the aesthetic side, crowns help maintain the appearance of a healthy smile and bite.