Dental crowns are a cap for any teeth that are worn down towards the gum. This cap covers the outer layer of the tooth to create a healthier, more natural look. Crowns differ from fillings in that they become a new outer layer for the tooth, whereas fillings only cover a portion.
Crowns can be made out of a range of materials, depending on your budget and other specifications. The most common materials used are porcelain (a form of dental ceramic), metal (a gold or other metal alloy), or a combination of both.
Please note that dental crowns are sometimes referred to as ‘dental caps’ and ‘tooth caps’.