Crowns are often provided to strengthen back teeth as well as improve the front teeth
In order to fit a crown (or cap) we will first prepare your teeth. We start by reshaping the tooth into a thimble shape so the crown can fit easily over it without leaving any voids. We take impressions of the preparations and send them to a dental laboratory.
The crowns are then manufactured to an incredibly high standard. We fit temporary crowns made at chair side for the 5 working days it takes to make your crowns. When the crowns are returned to us we remove the temporary crowns and fit the permanent ones.
Crowns can be used to repair a single tooth or improve a whole smile
After Crown procedures are carried out:
Before Crown procedures are carried out:
When a tooth is badly broken or heavily filled, the dentist may need to crown or “cap” it to restore its appearance and strength. There are different types of crown, the most popular being `white` or tooth coloured. These are usually made enterly of porcelain, which can be quite thin and ideal for the front teeth. They can also be made of porcelain bonded to precious metal, which is much stronger and ideal for back teeth.
There are different crowns for different situations and it is always a good idea to discuss the matter with your dentist. Let them guide you in deciding which crown would be best for you. A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
- You may have discouloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth;
- You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it;
- It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.