A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Crowns are used for both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Crowns can help enhance the visual appearance of discolored, chipped or otherwise traumatized teeth, and can also be used to rebuild and strengthen teeth that have suffered decay, breaks, or had root canal therapy.
Crowns can be fashioned from a variety of materials including gold alloy, porcelain or ceramic, or even a combination of both. Dr. Rigden can provide you with additional information on your crown options, including guidance on which type of material would work best for your crown.