Dental crowns are a fantastic example of how dentistry is both an art and a science. A dental crown, sometimes known as a “cap,” fits over a broken, decaying, or unsightly tooth and tops a dental implant. Above the gum line, a crown entirely covers a tooth. A crown would be the restoration of option if a tooth is missing a substantial amount of structure.
Crowns protect and reinforce injured teeth, allowing them to resume normal function. Crowns are essentially indistinguishable from natural teeth when made with today’s high-tech porcelains. They can even be designed to improve the appearance of a tooth.