A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
A crown is sometimes known as a 'cap'. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
We are experienced in using many different types of crown ranging from the very cosmetic all porcelain crowns that actually bond to your tooth rather than being cemented, to CAD CAM manufactured crowns that are both very strong and have a fantastic fit whilst being all porcelain, through to the great durability of gold crowns and the more traditional porcelain bonded to alloy crowns.