Dental crowns are used for a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments. For instance, they are the recommended treatment option for patients suffering from damaged, broken, or severely decayed teeth. After the damage and decay is cleared and the existing tooth structure is shaped into a sturdy platform, a dental crown can be placed. Both crowns and fillings seal the teeth, however, crowns seal and protect the teeth. When fillings get to be more than 50% filling compared to the tooth, they're more prone to fracture. Crowns cover the natural tooth down to the gum line to protect the remaining tooth while maintaining the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. Crowns are also commonly used to complete root canal therapy or a dental implant procedure.