Crowns are a restorative procedure which strengthens your teeth or recreates the original shape of a damaged tooth. These are a common procedure for teeth that are broken, decayed, or worn down. A crown consists of a porcelain or metal cap that is created by our dental technicians outside of your mouth and cemented to your tooth. This creates a strong new surface with the potential to last decades with proper care. Though more expensive and time consuming, crowns offer a number of distinct advantages over more common procedures such as fillings, and they offer greater reliability and longevity. Additionally, because they are created in a controlled lab environment and not in the cramped quarters of your mouth, crowns can be sculpted for a perfect fit, and have a lesser chance of causing tooth wear or jaw damage than other methods.