Sometimes a tooth has had too much filling material or is too broken down or weak for another filling. In this case a dental crown is recommended. A crown completely covers all tooth structure and provides strength and support for the tooth. A well done crown has unmatched longevity.
There are many options and material choices for crowns. Gold, semi precious metal, porcelain fused to metal, and all porcelain are just a few of the options. For each situation we can choose the way to best get the strength and esthetics needed.