What is it?
Crowns can be used to improve your smile by changing the shape and colour of your existing teeth. Getting a crown fitted can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth.
If you need a crown for a tooth at the front of your mouth, your dentist will usually match the existing colour of your teeth with a porcelain tooth. Sometimes people may choose a lighter colour for cosmetic reasons. For a back tooth you can have a porcelain crown however your dentist might recommend a gold crown due to its strength and durability. Your dentist will discuss all of the options available to you, because each case is unique.
Between the stages of preparing a tooth for a crown and placement of the final crown, a temporary crown is cemented onto your tooth to protect it.