If you need to restore a fractured tooth, cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment, replace a large filling without much tooth remaining, or cap a poorly shaped or damaged tooth, you may be a candidate for a crown—a fixed prosthetic device.

Crowns can be composed of gold and metal alloys, and are sometimes recommended for back teeth because of their strength. For visible teeth, many patients prefer porcelain or ceramic crowns, which can closely match the color of your natural teeth.