Crowns, also called caps, cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have become worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original form and function of a fractured tooth or solely to enhance the appearance of a tooth. The most common types of crowns are all porcelain ceramic, porcelain tooth to metal gold. The materials used are determined by many factors. The doctors at Corson Dentistry will discuss your options and make recommendations on what is best for you.