Crowns & Caps
Dental Crowns in San Antonio, TX
The terms “crown” and “cap” can be used interchangeably when referring to this dental procedure. They are used to restore the full function of a tooth, along with its appearance. Crowns are usually placed following a restorative dental procedure such as a root canal. If decay causes a tooth to lose a good portion of its enamel, a crown is typically placed.
Other uses for crowns and caps are attaching bridges, covering implants, and preventing cracks. However, they can also be used strictly for aesthetic purposes. For example, a stained and discolored tooth can gain a more natural-looking color with a crown.