A crown is a tooth-like covering placed over an existing tooth that has structural damage or severe decay. Crowns serve many functions. It may be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is broken or fractured, to support the tooth when it is clear that sufficient tooth structure is insufficient to place a filling. Crowns are also used to restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth and also to prevent bone loss, decay, periodontal disease and shifting of teeth if just one tooth is missing. The majority of our crowns are fabricated using our Cerec technology. These crowns are all porcelain and can be custom colorized right here in our office to get a great color match. This allows us to fabricate the crowns in a single visit and to customize the color of the crowns here in our own office.