A crown is designed to be a durable, long-lasting way to conceal a damaged tooth. It can help strengthen the remaining structure and disguise imperfections such as extensive decay, large fillings, discolouration and an irregular shape.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metal, ceramic and composite. As well as concealing an unsightly tooth, they can also be attached to a dental implant or used to support a bridge or denture.
We remove a layer of hard tooth tissue, which makes room for the metal-ceramic material.
We take impressions of your teeth and take a note of their colour, so the resulting crown will blend in with your natural teeth. A temporary restoration is then fitted.
When the crown has been made the laboratory, we check it for fit and quality before fixing it firmly in position with dental cement.