Crowns are used to restore decayed, broken or cracked teeth, teeth with large or fractured fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, or as a cosmetic enhancement. When a tooth has been damaged to the point that a filling, inlay or onlay cannot restore it, a crown is used to protect and strengthen the remaining tooth structure. The crown encases the entire tooth surface to restore its natural functionality, shape, and color. Most crowns are custom made of tooth colored porcelain in a professional dental lab. Another option is gold crowns for teeth that don't show in your smile. Crowns are highly durable, will stay beautiful and provide service for many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.