If your tooth has been damaged or decayed to the point that a filling is not enough, a dental crown may be the solution to restoring your tooth’s strength, shape and structure. A dental crown is a covering that is placed over the damaged tooth. Before fitting the crown and shaping the tooth, your dentist will remove any decay to ensure the best fit for the crown and an impression taken so the personal crown can be made for you in the lab. The dental crown or cap is then cemented in place to protect the tooth for years to come. Dental Crowns can also be used to reinforce a tooth that has been badly cracked or to seal a tooth after root canal therapy, or if your teeth have been severely damaged by excessive grinding and wear and sometimes it might be an aesthetic fix to give you a beautiful smile.