It all depends on the treatment that you are receiving, but it could become necessary to do any of the following:
- Restore your tooth
- Provide physical support
- Get a complete “makeover” in the area
For situations such as these, a crown is the most optimal choice.
Crowns are commonly referred to as “dental caps” because they cover every visible part of the tooth, unlike fillings and outlays. A piece of your original tooth will remain in your mouth, but it is altered to give off the best exterior view.
Porcelain crowns will definitely improve the way that your tooth will look, but they are typically only used if a tooth has had prior repair procedures completed on it — simply put, not solely for cosmetic purposes.