A neat, natural-coloured cover up for damaged teeth.
Crowns fit completely over a whole tooth, concealing defects caused by chips, decay, discolouration or large fillings and improving the aesthetics of your smile.
They can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth, support a dental bridge or affixed to an implant. We produce beautiful, natural-looking crowns with modern materials including e.max and zirconia.
Why do I need a dental crown?
Crowns are commonly used to repair damage that has affected the structure and functionality of a tooth. As they replace the whole outside structure of the tooth, they are a full rebuild for teeth that need an overall restoration. For teeth that have had multiple fillings, extensive decay and general damage, a crown is the way forward.
In some cases, your dentist may use a crown to restore a tooth following a root canal treatment for an aesthetic and reliable finish.
What is involved in the treatment?
- We first ensure that the internal structure of the tooth is intact, making sure there are no signs of infection.
- We remove a layer tooth structure, but make sure we leave a strong core. The amount of tooth removed depends on the thickness of the crown, which can differ depending on the material used to make it.
- We then take impressions of your teeth and record their colour so the crown can be made to fit perfectly. Between appointments, we protect the prepared tooth with a temporary crown.
- When your crown is ready, the temporary crown is removed and the new permanent one fixed in place with a strong dental cement.
The best way to care for your crown is to stay on top of your oral hygiene, keeping your teeth and gums healthy. You will also need to see your dentist for regular examinations, so they can keep an eye on the crown and the tooth underneath.