A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
Crowns can be fabricated from several different materials. Porcelain or ceramic crowns are white and can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended on back teeth, especially if you grind or clench your teeth. If you have any questions about crowns, please contact us at (979) 543-2737.