A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost tooth structure or have stress fractures. It can also be used for cosmetic reasons. Crowns are cemented to your tooth and are not removable. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal. Your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.

Crowns are created to match the color, height, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns will last with proper preventative maintenance. You may prolong the durability of your crowns by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.