A crown (or cap) is a dental restoration that completely encloses a tooth in order to restore it to an ideal shape and size. Crowns can be created out of an aesthetically pleasing tooth-colored material, such as porcelain or composite resin, to give you a natural-looking smile. Our dentist often places crowns on teeth that cannot be restored with a filling or on teeth that have recently had a root canal. We invite you to contact Alamogordo Dental Group soon to learn more about crowns and your other options for restoring the health and beauty of your smile.