The outside of your tooth is made of enamel, an extremely hard substance. But tooth decay or injury can still damage or chip this outer layer, weakening the tooth and endangering the pulp. When this happens, there’s a high risk that the tool will disintegrate. Tooth enamel can also wear down naturally over time.
A crown is often the best solution in these cases. Crowns are porcelain or gold alloy caps that fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth, replacing the natural enamel and strengthening the structure. The strong porcelain can be made to match the natural colour of your teeth. Crowns restore the tooth’s size and shape, improving the appearance of your smile.