A crown is a long-lasting dental treatment that restores the top of damaged or weakened teeth. With a natural-looking tooth form, dental crowns add strength and prevent further damage to teeth with a healthy base.
Your dentist will advise you if a dental crown treatment is right for you during your initial consultation.
Damaged and weak parts of the tooth are first removed. Your dentist will then reshape the base of the tooth in preparation for the new crown. A local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area around the tooth.
A digital impression is then taken, which will be used to define the form of the new crown. Your dentist will fit a temporary crown while the permanent crown is being made.
Custom-made crowns can be made from natural color porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Gold or non-precious metal alloys can also be used.
On your next visit, the permanent crown is securely bonded into place, for a comfortable, effective bite and a natural-looking smile.
Dental crowns can last between 10- 15 years, with good dental care.
If you have an existing crown that is uncomfortable, or you are unhappy with it for aesthetic reasons, contact the practice for a consultation.