If you have a tooth that is chipped, cracked, broken, or has recently had a root canal, a crown can restore your smile. Crowns can also correct a cosmetic tooth problem including gap or miss shaped teeth giving you a better smile. Elk River Family Dentistry utilizes porcelain crowns which provide the strength of metal, but with the aesthetics of porcelain to match your natural tooth color. Crowns cover, protect, and support broken or fractured teeth to make them stronger. They provide an alternative to large fillings for teeth lacking sufficient supportive structure as well as support a bridge. In addition to strengthening the tooth, crowns can be used to improve tooth appearance, shape, as well as alignment of occlusion (bite).