Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth to their normal functionality so they look beautiful once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of all porcelain and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal (gold) are also an option. After some tooth preparation (or implant placement), crowns are specifically fitted to restore function and to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Drs Walker and Kraus if crowns are right for you.