A dental crown can help protect a cracked tooth or even bring back complete functionality of a tooth with excessive decay. Dental Crowns (also called ‘caps’) are covers that are placed over teeth or dental implants. They are typically used when the damage is too much for a simpler procedure like veneers. Crowns are often used to help keep teeth healthy or for cosmetic reasons. They can help to mold teeth that are not shaped correctly, they can help to restore broken teeth or weak teeth that are at risk for breaking, to help attach bridges, cover dental implants, crowns can be used to assist strengthening a tooth when a filling isn’t enough, and they can be used for cosmetic purposes as well; such as, discolored teeth or unnaturaly shaped teeth.