Dental crowns offer a neat protective cover for badly decayed or unsightly teeth. They are artificial restorations designed to fit over the tooth, giving back the strength and shape of a natural tooth. The crown acts like a helmet, protecting your tooth from further damage.
Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain, gold or a combination of these materials.
We first ensure that the internal structure of the tooth is intact and that there are no signs of infection present. We prepare your tooth by removing a layer of tooth structure, making sure we leave a strong core.
We take impressions of your teeth and record their colour so your 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 is fixed in place with a strong dental cement.