There a couple of reasons why you may need a dental crown. The most common include a cavity that is too large to be filled, a crack or worn down tooth, a root canal treatment, or severely discolored teeth. A crown thusly serves to cosmetically and functionally replace or cover the damaged tooth to provide an otherwise seamless look and feel.
Dental crowns can be made of several different types of materials, such as metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, or composite resin. The composition of the crown is also strategically designed to make sure that it matches your natural teeth color. Typically it takes two visits to complete the treatment of the crown. After that, you can return to your regular dental care.