When a tooth breaks or has a large cavity, there may not be enough tooth left for a filling to work. The remaining tooth is weakened and prone to fracture and loss in the future. To prevent premature tooth loss, we fit the tooth for a crown. Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. Next visit, the temporary is removed and the permanent crown is cemented. We use white crowns that are aesthetic and strong. Gold can still be used upon request.