We always strive to achieve a natural-looking aesthetic using a conservative approach and our stunning crowns look just like healthy natural teeth. With crown treatment fit for any king or queen, we can restore and strengthen your teeth while also creating a beautiful and subtle result. We offer our patients a choice of single-day Cerec crown treatment or hand-crafted crowns, which are available in two to three weeks.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as caps. They sit on top of the tooth to strengthen the structure and provide a solution for weak, fractured and decayed teeth. We use ceramics such as porcelain to achieve a seamless finish and the best quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.
You may be advised to have a crown in the following instances:
- you have a broken tooth
- your tooth is weak as a result of a large cavity
- you have an infected tooth and have had root canal treatment
- your tooth is severely damaged as a result of an accident or injury
- you have a single missing tooth and you are undergoing implant treatment
The benefits of crowns
There are many advantages of crown treatment. The most obvious benefit is improved oral health and enhanced functionality. Once a tooth has been crowned, it will be stronger and it can exert more force when you are eating, chewing and biting. Crowns also have aesthetic benefits and the procedure helps to reduce the risk of further injury to the tooth and spread of decay or infection. Crowns can be made from ceramics, which provide a very natural look and they are hard-wearing. Crowns are not permanent restorations, but they do last a long time.
How is a crown fitted?
Before a crown is fitted, the tooth undergoes preparatory work which involves taking away the damaged and decayed tissue and shaping the tooth. If you are having a hand-crafted crown, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth from putty and this will be sent away to the laboratory and then the new crown will be fitted around two weeks later. If you are having a Cerec crown, photographs will be taken of the tooth and the crown will be fitted on the same day.