Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve the appearance, shape or alignment of your teeth. Unlike dentures, crowns are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants and can be removed only by a dentist.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, gold, acrylic and ceramic. The impressions of the teeth will be taken to shape the crown.
It is essential to take proper aftercare and keep the crown just as clean the natural teeth. Although the crowns cannot decay, the decay can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth.