Dental crown, also known as a “cap,” is one of the most well-known dental restorations and is primarily used to repair teeth that have been chipped or broken or weakened by decay or a filling.
A crown is basically a manufactured tooth. It’s generally made of porcelain or ceramic that can be color and texture-matched to your existing teeth. Dental crowns fits over the remains of a tooth to restore the appearance of the natural tooth or to protect it from further damage minimizing the possibility of decay since crowns seal the tooth from the rest of the mouth.
To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it is like a small peg where the crown will be fixed onto.