When you need a relatively quick, noninvasive solution to functional or aesthetic dental problems, crowns are a great option.


If you have had a restorative procedure such as a root canal or have lost the use of teeth due to advanced decay, dental crowns can restore their function and appearance. Crowns are also often used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or if an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated.



Your San Marcos dentist can also use crowns to give your smile a makeover and give discolored teeth a healthy appearance if your dental issues are only aesthetic.


Dental crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, that are placed directly on the top of the damaged tooth. Since your dentist expertly creates and shapes them, they are comfortable, natural looking, and truly a great option.