Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics. They typically don’t require special care over time other than regular good oral hygiene.
Over time, your teeth can get damaged. This can happen for a variety of reasons, like tooth decay, injuries, or just use over time. Your teeth can lose their shape or size. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that can be placed over your tooth. Think of it as a snug hat for your tooth.
The crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. The dental crown is cemented into place on your tooth and it covers the visible portion of the tooth.