Porcelain crowns are used to cover a tooth that is too weak from decay to accept a filling, or that has a large break or crack in it. A crown restores a tooth to its normal shape and size while protecting and strengthening it. This helps protect the weak tooth from breakage, which could lead to the loss of the tooth.
Crowns can be matched to your natural tooth color so the fact that you have had dental work is easily concealed. Porcelain crowns can also restore stained or misshapen teeth for a wonderful smile.
Crowns are also used to anchor dental bridges to the healthy teeth on each side of a missing tooth (or teeth).