One damaged tooth in an otherwise healthy smile can be distressing. This is especially true if the damage is severe enough that a traditional filling is not enough to cover it. When this occurs a “cap”, or cosmetic crown can be made to restore the appearance of the tooth. Think of it as a veneer that covers your entire tooth. The crown is shaped to fit the damaged tooth and recreate the size and shape of what it looked like originally. Since the cosmetic crown is custom made, the color can also be matched to your natural teeth.