Teeth can sometimes become damaged and can fracture due to extensive decay or existing large fillings. Often with time, they undergo wear and tear which is a natural part of the aging process of teeth. Modern dentistry offers some comprehensive ways to protect and restore your teeth. Depending on how much the tooth is damaged, it can be repaired and restored back to its natural shape and colour with restorations like crowns, onlays, or inlays.
A dental crown or cap surrounds the damaged tooth and is cemented to the entirety of the tooth and sits along the base of the gumline. They are designed to blend in perfectly with the neighboring teeth by closely replicating the look and feel of tooth enamel.
There are a few different materials available for crowns, but porcelain is one of the most popular options for its natural look that most closely resembles real teeth. Other options can include metal, gold, or porcelain-covered metal, all of which offer different benefits like durability and biocompatibility.