A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that can be placed over a tooth to restore it to its normal or desired shape and size. It may also be called a cap. A crown can strengthen your tooth and improve your appearance.
There are several reasons why Dr. Kratz may recommend a crown. You may need a crown to support a tooth after a large filling, protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore a broken tooth, or hold a bridge in place. Crowns can also cover discolored or misshapen teeth and dental implants.