Dental crowns cover or encase the tooth on which they are cemented. Dentists use crowns when rebuilding broken or decayed teeth to strengthen teeth, and as a method to improve appearance. Types available include porcelain and porcelain-bonded-to-metal crowns.
Implants offer a more permanent solution for those missing one or more teeth. Implants can support a single tooth crown or a prostheses to replace many teeth. The process from assessment to surgery, then crown placement can take many months. It is best to discuss the options and suitability with your dentist.