Dental crowns are used to treat a variety of conditions in teeth. When your dentist recommends treating your tooth with a crown, the goal is to help restore the integrity of the tooth structure. When a tooth becomes cracked, broken, or presents significant decay, the durability and strength are compromised. It is important to repair these issues to prevent further damage or develop infection. A freshly placed crown can feel and look like a brand new tooth. In fact, dental crowns can be used to improve your smile cosmetically as well. Misshapen or uneven teeth can be repaired with veneers, but a crown is a popular alternative. The versatility of dental crowns make them one of the top go-to treatments for Dr. Hale. See below some of the ways Dr. Hale can treat dental issues and concerns with a crown.