Crowns are a type of dental restoration that can be done to repair teeth that have more extensive wear or damage, beyond what the capabilities of a filling can provide.
The concept of crowns is like placing a hat or helmet on your head, or a thimble on your finger. It fits on the tooth to protect and replace walls and other parts of the tooth that would otherwise be too weak to remain healthy over the long term.
Crowns can also be used to improve the shape and aesthetic of a tooth for cosmetic needs.
They can be made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of both. Crowns are made in a dental lab based on a custom impression of your tooth, and designed uniquely to you.
This will usually require two appointments.