Chips, cracks or other damage to the teeth are not only unattractive but they can also cause discomfort and lead to further damage if left untreated.
Dental crowns or “caps” are designed to protect the tooth underneath. A crown restores the tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a broken tooth.
Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth structure remaining. They can be used to attach a bridge, to protect teeth from fracturing, to restore an already fractured tooth, or to cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.