A porcelain crown is a cap, shaped exactly as a tooth, which is then placed over an existing damaged tooth. The porcelain crown covers the tooth, and restores it’s shape and size, as well as strengthens it. A crown can also be used to correct and improve alignment. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Georgina Merlo-Quiñones ensures that the appearance is dramatically improved. The crown, can look exactly as a real tooth would look. Porcelain crowns can be made to match color of your natural teeth. Crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. At Miami Dentistry Center, Dr. Merlo-Quinones, may recommend a porcelain crown to replace a large filling. A crown may also be used to protect a tooth that has been weakened, or restore a fractured tooth. Crowns are sometimes used to attach a bridge or to cover an implant, or a tooth that has had a root canal.