A dental crown is a restoration that covers (caps) a tooth, restoring the tooth to its natural shape and size while serving to increase the strength and improve overall appearance. Dental crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the well being of a tooth, or the physical state of a tooth has become weak beyond the point at which a simple composite filling would be sufficient. Dental crowns are also used to close cracks, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from breaking, restore already broken teeth, and even cover misshapen or colour 'yellowed' teeth.
If you have a dental crown, it is vital to remember to brush your teeth twice a day, floss to strengthen your gums, and to clean potential materials from the spaces between your teeth that could make plaque form, resulting in decay or gum disease.
If you want to restore and improve the look of your smile you have two options – dental crowns or veneers.