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Crowns are essentially a ‘shell’ that fits over a prepared tooth.

It’s a permanent solution and once placed, it should feel comfortable and function in the same manner as any other tooth.

They are usually placed over broken down or damaged teeth where a filling is not a suitable option. Often, they are placed over heavily filled or root-treated teeth as well, to strengthen and reduce the risk of future fractures. Occasionally we place crowns for cosmetic reasons, but this can be a more invasive option if the tooth is relatively strong and healthy. In these instances, composite bonding or porcelain veneers are generally considered to be a safer and more conservative approach.


What is the best type of crown?

The type of crown we recommend will be based on the functional and aesthetic needs of the tooth to be restored. For anterior crowns where appearance is very important, we usually recommend the use of modern ceramics processes to produce porcelain crowns which achieve unparalleled translucency and colour to match your teeth perfectly. However, gold crowns in posterior areas may be considered superior, to protect heavily broken-down teeth outside of the aesthetic zone. The choices are always discussed prior to commencing treatment to achieve the results you are looking for and what is best for the long-term outcome.

What is the process?

Treatment takes approximately 2 weeks from start to finish. Preparation of the tooth is the first appointment where the tooth is shaped to allow for the crown placement, and impressions or scans are taken to send to our excellent dental laboratory for construction.

The laboratory will be provided with photos, casts and colour matches to construct the perfect crown. This process requires meticulous designing to create the crown which cannot be done overnight.

You’ll then receive an appointment to fit the crown after the preparation appointment for the fit, which is usually two weeks later. Here we check the fit and ensure the colour match is perfect before permanently cementing the crown.

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