Dental crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative dentistry procedure. When a tooth has deteriorated so badly that large portions of the tooth must be taken out, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.


Crowns also offer an aesthetic purpose, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its former, better look.