Dental crowns are used to strengthen, repair or improve the appearance of damaged teeth.
They can be used to:
- Preserve and protect a weakened tooth
- Prevent tooth fracture
- Replace a large filling when there is insufficient tooth remaining
- To cover and restore to a natural appearance a poorly-shaped or discoloured tooth
- Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- Restore a fractured or worn tooth
The Cerec 3D can be used to manufacture the crown on site while you wait. This utilises a simple digital intra-oral scanning procedure, meaning no need for impressions. The all-ceramic crown is then milled at the practice, and fitted with a dental adhesive at the same visit. No need for impressions, a temporary crown or second visits.
Alternatively crowns can be made from porcelain, metal or a combination of metal and porcelain depending on clinical and aesthetic requirements. This process involves 2 appointments that are 2 weeks apart. At the first the tooth is prepared, the shade of the adjacent teeth noted, impressions taken, and a temporary crown fitted. At the second appointment the laboratory manufactured crown is fitted with a dental adhesive.