Our team of trusted and experienced general and cosmetic dentists can help restore broken or damaged teeth, transform your smile and improve your overall oral health.
If you have damaged, decaying, missing or weak teeth, crowns and bridges could be the most appropriate solution.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a prosthetic cover that sits over a damaged tooth. Crowns are designed to mimic your own teeth, and appear completely natural. They are also customisable to your specific requirements.
Crowns – or caps as they are sometimes called – typically, are constructed from porcelain or ceramic. They are designed to reinforce weak or damaged teeth, protecting them from further damage, particularly after a filling or a root canal procedure.
Other materials, such as zirconia, are often used; we can help you select the perfect type of crown based on your requirements and lifestyle.
The procedure is conducted over two visits, the first to prepare the tooth for a crown and the second to glue the crown in place.
Why would you need a crown?
There are several circumstances in which we may recommend a customised crown. These circumstances include the following:
- Protecting a weak tooth from fracturing
- To attach a bridge
- Conceal a discoloured or misshaped tooth
- Rectify a chipped or fractured tooth
- After a root canal or filling
Dental crowns can be a stand-alone procedure or work in conjunction with dental bridges as a restorative treatment for your teeth to achieve optimal form and function.