A tooth can be structurally compromised for a variety of reasons. A crown fits over your tooth to help restore its strength and appearance.

Crowns have a variety of uses. If a tooth requires a large filling, sometimes there isn’t enough tooth structure remaining to securely keep the filling in place. A crown is used to reinfornce the tooth and hold the filling in place. Crowns can also protect teeth that are cracked, weakened, or broken. Discolored, misshaped, or poorly positioned teeth can be covered by a crown, to help restore them to the correct appearance and function.