A crown is an artificial restoration that fits directly over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and color 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. Crowns can be made of porcelain, Zirconium, gold or a combination of these materials.
Crowns are also used to replace large discoloured fillings