The idea behind a crown is that it is an artificial restoration that fits snugly over the whole tooth once it has been prepared. Each crown is custom made for a tooth.
Crowns are a sensible and effective way of restoring your smile and protecting weakened teeth.
Crowns are designed to:
- Strengthen a weak tooth or weak teeth
- Restore a tooth after root canal treatment
- Improve the appearance of a discoloured or damaged teeth
- Support dentures
There are different types of crowns available, each option has its advantages and disadvantages and your dentist can discuss these with you
- Gold alloy
- Porcelain bonded to precious metal
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits snugly over the whole tooth once it has been prepared. Each crown is custom made for a tooth and is prepared and fitted over two appointments.
1. Topical and Local Anaesthetic is placed to numb the area to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
2. The first impression is taken to create a temporary crown later in the appointment.
3. The tooth is shaped and prepared for a crown.
4. A second impression is then taken of the prepared tooth, a record of your bite and your desired tooth shade – we send these records to the laboratory to make the crown.
5. A temporary crown is made chair-side using the impression we took earlier in the appointment and fitted comfortably in your bite.
1. The second appointment involves fitting the crown and making any necessary adjustments until both yourself and the dentist are happy.