A crown is basically a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metal or porcelain.
You might have a crown over a molar that rarely shows, except when you yawn widely, or you might have crowns on your front teeth that were specifically designed to match your other teeth.
Several factors are important to consider when choosing a crown, including:
A natural appearance that doesn't detract from your smile may also be a priority for you. A dentist can discuss the various options and help you to figure out what best meets your needs.
If you have a large cavity that's too big for a filling, it may be time for a crown.
You may also need a crown if your tooth is:
-Severely worn down
Crowns are also recommended following a root canal on a tooth, because the tooth is more fragile and needs protection.