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Crowns

Protecting and strengthening damaged teeth

If your natural tooth is damaged – perhaps because of decay or fracture – a dental crown is the ideal way to preserve the tooth and give it added strength.

In simple terms, a crown is a ‘cap’ for natural teeth. It is built to blend in with your natural teeth and cemented into place for a strong and long-lasting hold. Once fitted, it allows you to eat with confidence and looks cosmetically attractive.

I recommend Simon thoroughly; in fact two of my friends have joined this week to come to the practice because you couldn’t find anywhere better!

Anne, Dental Crown Patient

Dental crowns have multiple functions and are used by dentists for many reasons such as:

  • To protect damaged/decayed teeth
  • To improve the appearance of broken/damaged teeth
  • To preserve a natural tooth
  • To replace a large filling
  • To protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • To hold a traditional bridge in place
  • Attached to a dental implant to replace the gap left by a missing tooth

The Treatment

We offer patients two types of crowns: one is made at our practice and fitted on the same day, the other is manufactured by a laboratory and often requires two appointments with your dentist.

Our ceramic dental crowns are made by our Cerec 3D machine. Your dentist will take an intraoral scan of your teeth, which replaces the need for traditional dental impressions. This information is then transmitted to the Cerec software and your ceramic crown is made in an onsite milling machine. In less than an hour, your crown will be made and ready to be affixed in place. 

If you choose a porcelain, metallic or combination dental crown, this will be made by our laboratory partners. Your dentist will need to take an impression of your teeth which will be sent to the laboratory. Whilst you wait for your dental restoration to be made, we will fit you with a temporary crown. At the second appointment, we will affix the crown in place.

We are committed to restoring your smile to its natural beauty and will discuss all available treatment options with you.