Crown and Bridge
A crown is a covers or "caps" for a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size thus strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Prosthetic crowns are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal substrates, or new all-white restorative materials.
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won't solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn't get worse. Crowns are also used to support a large filling when there isn't enough of the tooth remaining, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth,cover badly shaped or discolored teeth or protect a root-canal filled tooth with compromised strength.