Crowns is a custom cap placed on top of a damaged tooth such as one that underwent a root canal. Like fillings, they are meant to protect and restore teeth that have had excessive decay.
A crown can be all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Even children may need a crown, usually made of stainless steel, to protect their baby tooth until the adult one is ready to emerge.
If Dr. Lehman determines that a crown is warranted, he will patiently go over all the steps involved in preparing you for your new custom-made crown and your beautiful smile.