Need to spruce up your teeth a bit? If your teeth have become damaged by decay or an accident, a crown or a cap may be necessary to repair the damage and help your teeth function normally again. When decay or damage becomes severe, teeth can fracture, which is very painful and can lead to an infection. By sealing these teeth with a crown caps placed over the top of the tooth, you can protect it from further wear and save your mouth from possible infection.
Crowns and caps are available in a variety of materials from metal to porcelain, to resin. Resin is the least costly material, but it wears out quickly and is more prone to fracture. Metal crowns made from gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium have a good balance between cost and durability, but they won’t look like natural teeth. Porcelain looks just like real teeth, but can be more expensive.