Crowns are restorations often described as “caps”, that cover and protect teeth. They are able to improve size, color, and shape, by surrounding tooth structure that may be broken or weakened. They are also used for dental implants or to attach bridges, which help replace teeth that are missing. Crowns are often made of porcelain, giving the natural white sheen of tooth enamel and providing a brighter smile. There are different types of crowns, including but not limited to, veneers which are very thin and highly cosmetic, inlays which are placed in between the cusps of the teeth, and onlays, which act to cover one or more cusps of a tooth but not all of the tooth. The dentists at Petrone Family Dentists can advise you on which crown option is best for your circumstances.