Date:   January 24, 2017

Protect Decayed or Damaged Teeth

Crowns (sometimes referred to as caps) are used to cover teeth that have been weakened by decay, cracks, or breakdown of large, old fillings. Crowns may also be needed after a root canal. The affected tooth is trimmed down so that the crown can be properly fitted over it. The most common materials used for crowns are porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or gold. They can can last from five to more than 15 years, depending on the material and care of the teeth.

Resources

Learn more about crowns from the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.