The outside layer of your tooth is made of enamel which can be destroyed by tooth decay, acids and trauma. If the tooth becomes heavily broken down a dental crown may be necessary. A crown can be thought of as a cap. It encapsulates a broken down tooth in order to strengthen it and provide a longer lasting restoration. Dental crowns can also be used to improve aesthetics and brighten up a smile. They can be tooth colored, gold or metal.
The procedure for making a crown is quite complex and labor intensive and thus this is reflective in the costs. It is usually completed over 2 appointments with the first being the preparation and impression appointment.