Teeth that are chipped, cracked, badly decayed, or otherwise weakened.
Crowns maintain the aesthetic appearance of teeth by covering the entire visible surface of the tooth, while adding significant reinforcement and protection to the tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain or gold. Porcelain crowns are extremely natural looking; virtually indistinguishable from other teeth, making them an ideal choice for visible teeth. Gold crowns pose no risk of chipping, and are sometimes advised when crowning back teeth.
Teeth that are badly decayed may require extraction, leaving bridges or implants as viable alternative treatments.