A crown is a restorativeprocedure that rebuilds a tooth increasing its life and enhancing its function, durability and appearance. Crowning is a common procedure for teeth that are heavily filled, fractured, discoloured or which have had previous root canal treatment.

A crown can be made of ceramic-porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to gold depending on the situation and cosmetic considerations. Two appointments are generally required – one to prepare the tooth, take impressions and place a temporary crown. The second visit will be several weeks later to remove the temporary crown and bond the permanent crown in place.