Quyen D. Chang, DDS
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Crowns (Caps)

There are instances when the decay, or cavity, found in a tooth is too large to be reliably treated with a filling. For example, if the cavity has gotten large to the point where after it is removed, there is not much healthy tooth structure left to support a filling, Dr. Chang may recommend that the tooth be restored with a crown (or cap) to help ensure that the tooth and restoration will last as long as possible. Other instances when crowns may be necessary include, but aren't limited to: