Crowns cover or "cap" a tooth to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth. Crowns may be made as all metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic (porcelain). Crowns are indicated for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, fractured teeth, worn teeth due to grinding, and misshapen and/or discolored teeth.
Your prosthodontist can determine the best treatment for you and your specific condition. For instance, a more conservative treatment such as veneers, inlays, or onlays may be indicated rather than a crown.