A "cap" or "crown" will restore a broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to its original size and shape. This may also be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more apt to fracture. Crowns can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth.
This patient had front teeth with many old fillings and decay as well as discoloration. The front teeth were restored with porcelain fused to gold crowns. The gold under the porcelain is used to make the crown stonger and does not show.
This patient had teeth with many old fillings that were starting to fracture. The two front teeth were restored with porcelain crowns.