What Are Dental Crowns?

Solutions to Damaged and Decayed Tooth

Dental crowns, or caps, are restorations that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of dental crowns is to restore a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. The crown is tailored to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our prosthodontist at Las Vegas Prosthodontics in Las Vegas, NV will help you determine which type of dental crown is most suitable for you.