Crowns are commonly called "caps. A crown is indicated when the tooth is compromised due to decay, cracks and/or fractures. Placing a filling without adequate support would make the tooth susceptible to a catastrophic event like a fracture. Such an event could result in a tooth that could not be fixed. The aim of a crown is to protect the remaining tooth structure from breaking and keep the patient from a painful event.

A tooth that requires a crown is prepared by reducing its sized so it may be covered by a protectant restoration.

Crowns are normally tooth colored giving the patient a great appearance and good function. Gold crowns are also available which are highly reliable and usually last longer.

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