When a tooth has been weakened by a large break or as a result of multiple or large fillings, we often recommend it is restored with a crown. Commonly made from a strong ceramic material, a crown is a long lasting, natural-looking solution to restore a damaged tooth.
More durable than a filling, a crown is a protective cover that is cemented into place over a damaged tooth to restore its appearance and function. A crown is custom-made and will match the rest of the teeth for colour and size. Visually, our high quality crowns are indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
How does it work?
The first stage begins with an examination of the tooth to make sure that it is strong enough to support a crown. The dentist will then reshape the surface of the tooth to prepare it for the crown to be attached, take an impression of the affected area and surrounding teeth and finally fit a temporary crown. The temporary crown is a realistic-looking short-term solution designed to conceal the damaged tooth whilst the final crown is being produced.
The crown is created in a dental laboratory in a process that normally takes around two weeks. During a follow up appointment the temporary crown is painlessly removed and replaced with the final crown which has been designed to match the surrounding teeth.
When would we recommend a crown?
A crown will provide a solution when:
- A large section of the tooth has broken away
- A previous large filling has fallen out and the dentist believes that a stronger, more permanent solution is needed
- To improve the appearance of an individual tooth
- Following root canal treatment of molar teeth
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