Crowns are one of the most widely-used restorative dental procedures. Their main function involves repairing a broken tooth by restoring it to its old shape.
Sometimes called caps, crowns are placed on teeth to strengthen and reinforce teeth by preventing cracking or breaking that would lead to a lost tooth. Crowns can improve your smile and bite, and can be made from metal and/or porcelain. When aesthetics are important, all-porcelain crowns are used for a natural-looking smile.
Crowns increase the overall strength of the tooth, since they are adhered using durable, biocompatible resins. Dental crowns are strong enough to remain in place and thus maintain your smile for years!