A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and color.Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken down or cracked and fillings won’t solve the problem.

While the crown protects your remaining tooth from further decay, you must protect the base of the crown from bacterial growth and gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing as you do for your natural teeth will ensure that your crown will be in place for years.