Dental crowns, made of porcelain or gold and porcelain fusion, are caps that are custom made to every patient and are secured over the top of damaged teeth. Usually crowns are placed over teeth that have undergone a root canal procedure or are damaged due to decay. The crowns then allow for normal biting and appearance to ensue.
In the crown-placing procedure, a mold will be taken of the tooth in order to create a crown with optimal fitting. Then the tooth is further shaped to allow better fitting of the crown and to remove damage. The crown is then affixed to the tooth using dental cement. The crown is then further fitted to the tooth and cleaned up to better match the appearance of surrounding teeth.
Like any other dental procedure, it is important to maintain regular oral care routine and check-ups with your dentist to ensure durability and longevity.