Crowns are dental restorations that protect damaged, broken down, weakened by decay or have a very large filling. A crown strengthens your existing damaged tooth to preserve its functionality. Teeth that have had root canal treatment are advised to have a restoration such as a crown/inlay to protect the tooth.
The crown fits over the remaining part of the prepared tooth, making it stronger and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
The crown will be made to match the colour of your teeth and provide a aesthetic natural appearance.
In some cases we ask patients to visit the lab to have a shade match done by the technician to add any additional characteristics to match your teeth.
The types of crowns we offer here are;
- Porcelain bonded crowns
- Porcelain jacket crowns
- Full gold crowns
- Post & core crowns
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It will also be tooth coloured, giving the restoration a more natural appearance so it fits in with the rest of your teeth.
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more aesthetic smile. Also, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.« Back to Restorative Dentistry