In the event that your existing tooth has fractured or chipped, a dental crown may be the best treatment to protect the tooth. Crowns are also placed after root canal therapy or when a filling has become too large and involves all or most of the natural tooth structure. A Crown or “cap” is custom made and fits over the entire tooth preventing further fracture or tooth loss. Crowns are most commonly tooth coloured but may also be gold. Cosmetic dental treatment, including altering the shape and size of your teeth, can also be achieved with porcelain crowns. Crowns are often necessary to protect your tooth or teeth and to restore function including eating, and may be the treatment of choice to give you the smile you deserve.