Crowns fit neatly over unsightly or broken teeth, providing complete coverage and restoring strength, shape and appearance. They offer an aesthetic restoration for broken, decayed or discoloured teeth, or those with large fillings.
Made from porcelain, ceramic or metal alloys, crowns can also be used on teeth that have had root canal treatment or secured to dental implants to replace missing teeth. They are matched in size, shape and colour to sit comfortably alongside existing teeth.
- We remove a layer of enamel from the tooth to accommodate the crown.
- We take impressions of the prepared tooth and record the shade of the natural teeth so the crown can be made to fit perfectly.
- To protect the tooth between appointments, we will cover it with a temporary crown.
- When ready, we remove this temporary crown and fix the new permanent one in place with a strong dental cement.
As long as you look after your crowns carefully, by avoiding very hard foods and thoroughly cleaning teeth, they can offer a long-lasting restoration.