What are crowns?

When a tooth has been damaged, but the root remains intact, we will advise you to consider dental crowns. These cover and protect the tooth in the same way enamel does and can be made to match your natural teeth.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns fit over a broken or damaged tooth like a cap. They restore the function of the tooth and provide a pleasing appearance. Crowns are made from several materials, but the most popular is ceramic. This material is the best for achieving a natural appearance and provides durable support for damaged teeth. 

With modern dental technology, ceramic crowns can be made and fitted in one procedure, allowing quick and efficient care.

When are dental crowns used?

Our teeth lose their youthful structure as we age due to daily wear and tear. Teeth grinding, improper bites, fillings, and tooth decay also contribute to the erosion, breakage and cracking of your teeth.

Crowns provide flexible options for our damaged teeth by acting as the enamel. Some instances where crowns are ideal options are:

  • When a tooth is damaged or weak
  • When a tooth has a large filling
  • On top of a dental implant
  • Over discoloured or misshapen teeth
  • For aesthetic reasons


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How are dental crowns made and fitted?

Receiving a dental crown includes several steps, but this can be achieved in one sitting with our advanced technology.

We will first assess the tooth receiving the crown to check for any damage. This will need to be removed and may require a root canal treatment, depending on the severity, before the crown can be fitted.

The tooth is then reshaped to ensure the crown can be attached. After this, we take an impression of the tooth to create the crown. The crown is made from a ceramic block using specialised digital dental technology and cemented to the tooth.

Caring for dental crowns

Much like our natural teeth, dental crowns require regular hygiene and care. It's also vital to visit us for check-ups to ensure the crown is still adequate.

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