The terms dental crowns and caps have the same meaning. If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore the cosmetic appearance and function of this tooth is often full coverage with a dental crown.
Completed dental crown can look and feel like a natural tooth. In our office, we use crowns made out of stainless steel. These crowns come in all different sizes to match our pediatric patients’ teeth and are made out of an extremely durable material so they won’t break down. While they do not look like a natural tooth, the best parts of having a stainless steel crown is their relatively low cost and the fact that they will naturally fall out when it’s time for the baby tooth to fall out naturally.