A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the top part of a damaged tooth. It may be attached to the healthy bottom part of your natural tooth. In the case of a missing tooth, a crown is anchored by an implant – a titanium metal post implanted in your jawbone.
A dental crown is made in a lab to the proper size and appropriate shape and color, and it functions just like your natural tooth. It covers the entire visible section of a tooth above the gum line.