Dental crowns, also known as caps, are used to restore teeth that have a significant portion of the tooth that is decayed or fractured. Occasionally, after a crown has been placed the tooth may need a root canal. This is an indication that the tooth was already compromised and likely the nerve was infected. Crowns are used to strengthen a tooth that otherwise would be too weak to maintain long term. Crowns do not prevent further decay so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to protect your investment. Crowns can be made from different materials. Dr. Miller and Dr. Darquea will help you make the best choice for your oral health. In some cases we will make your crown same day with our CEREC technology.