Crowns are caps or coverings that fit over top of existing tooth structure. There are many situations in which crowns are beneficial:
Crowns can replace missing tooth structure that has broken or become decayed.
Crowns can cover up discoloration and staining.
Crowns can be used to correct shape irregularities or to fix spaces between teeth.
Crowns can protect cracked or compromised teeth and prevent fracture.
Crowns can be fitted to an implant to restore its natural shape and function.
The crown can be made to match in color and feel just like your natural teeth.