MC: Crowns…No It’s Not A Rock Group

crowns2What is a dental crown? If you’ve never had the need for dental work you may not know. That goes the same for other dental treatments crowns, veneers, implants, bridges. Until you need the treatment you may not be familiar with what it is. Let’s talk about crowns…no that’s not a Celine Dion song.  A dental crown is a type of dental restoration, but that’s all we are going to tell you. Take our multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge about dental crowns. MC is for multiple choice.  Check out our multiple choice crowns quiz below.

Multiple Choice

1. A crown is:

A. Also called a cap

B. A restoration placed over a tooth

C. Both A and B

D. None of the above

2. Crowns are often the treatment of choice when:

A. The tooth has been severely damaged by decay

B. There has been severe breakage

C.  A large filling failed

D. All of the above

3.Other reasons to use a dental crown are for:

A. An implant procedure

B. Because you want a gold tooth

C. There are no other reasons

D. None of the above

4. The most common types of crowns include:

A. Porcelain

B. Metal

C. Porcelain-fused-to-metal

D. All of the above


1. C:  A dental crown is a restoration fabricated in the shape of the damaged tooth. Crowns are also referred to as caps because they literally “cap,” or cover, the tooth restoring it to its original size, shape, and strength.

2. D: A dental crown can be used for a variety of dental issues including extreme decay, a severe break, and the failure of an extremely large filling.

3. A: Crowns are also used with implants, but there are other modalities crowns can be used for including: to restore worn, chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth; to cover discolored or deformed teeth; to support dental bridges.

4. D. Metal crowns are the strongest and are the treatment of choice for back teeth. Due to their natural tooth color, porcelain crowns are usually used for front teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are a combination of strength and esthetics.


Michael J. Young, DDS, and his skilled team of dental care professionals happily serve patients and their families, living in Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and surrounding communities. To learn more, contact us today at our Lafayette dentist’s office at 337-237-6453.