A dental crown is a tooth shaped “cap”. It is custom made to fit the tooth that it is cemented on. It fully covers the tooth area and is meant to restore the strength or appearance of a tooth. In many cases, a dental crown is also placed as a protective outer layer for the tooth.
There are many situations that require a crown
If one or more teeth are missing, a gap is created that can cause trouble with everyday activities like chewing and speaking. This gap can be filled with false tooth or teeth that are anchored by crowns that go over teeth on the either end of the gap.