Dental Crowns

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.