When a tooth has been weakened in some way, it is more susceptible to further damage. A dental crown is a general dentistry treatment that provides protection for such teeth. The dental crown fits over the entire part of the tooth above the gum line. Teeth that have large fillings or those that have had root canal therapy are usually good candidates for dental crowns.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials. Stainless steel crowns are often used on primary teeth when a child has a large cavity. Adult crowns are made from metal or gold alloy, or porcelain fused to metal, resin, or ceramic. Your dentist will speak with you regarding the best type of crown for your particular situation.
Porcelain, resin, and ceramic crowns look and feel like natural teeth. These types of crowns are popular due to their aesthetic appeal. They match the color of your natural teeth and blend in so your smile retains its charm.