When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a porcelain crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A dental crown is a permanent restoration that fits over the original tooth. A porcelain crown is an excellent long-term, highly esthetic and functional solution. When restoring an anterior tooth with a porcelain crown, we may have you see our ceramist for a shape analysis. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a healthy and vibrant smile.