Dental crowns are used to protect and restore natural teeth if you’ve got a large cavity that’s too big for a filling
Crowns are carefully fitted sleeves that sit over an existing tooth to protect it from further damage, and to improve your overall smile.
Crowns can hold cracked teeth together and they are often applied as the final step in root canal treatment. They can also cover discoloured teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth.
When we are preparing your tooth the time of the appointment can vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. Your tooth will be carefully reshaped. In most cases we will take a digital scan of the tooth. This is not only exceptionally accurate but will also avoid the need for impressions to be taken, which can be unpleasant.
The scan is then sent digitally to one of our laboratory’s where our team of technician’s use sophisticated computers to design your custom crown. These computers will then craft, mill and colour the crown. Treatment is usually provided over 2 visits, A temporary crown is worn to protect the tooth for around 2 weeks while the crown is made.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including Metal, Gold, Zirconia, Porcelain fused to metal (known as PFM), Full Porcelain
A permanent crown can last between five and 15 years, depending on your habits, lifestyle and oral care routine.
All treatments can be discussed with our Treatment Care Coordinator, and we can show you images of what the treatment will look like using out Digital Scanner. Give the Practice a call or email us, alternatively fill in the Contact us form and someone will contact you to book you in