Dental crowns are protective caps made from metal, ceramic, resin, or porcelain materials. Most crowns cover the entire tooth, although there are also onlays and 3/4 crowns for times when full coverage is not needed.
The overall condition and location of the worn or damaged tooth influence which crown type and material you may need. If you need a rear molar repaired, a metal crown often works best since it’s the least likely to chip or break while chewing.
When you need to restore a damaged or worn front tooth, however, then you might want to go with an all-ceramic dental crown instead. Your Sioux Falls dentist can color-match this crown to your teeth so it blends in with your smile.