Crowns can be made using various materials, but porcelain crowns provide the most realistic results possible. A porcelain crown will be matched to the rest of the teeth, providing a natural, uniform look.
Crowns prevent patients from losing teeth. Without a protective crown, a weak tooth would not be able to withstand the pressure of chewing. It is always better to preserve natural teeth if at all possible, and crowns enable patients to do that. It can also be used to replace a missing tooth and prevent the patient’s remaining teeth from shifting out of place in the jaw.