If you have broken teeth, large fillings or teeth that have been weakened by tooth decay then dental crowns could be a good solution for you. A crown, or a 'cap' as it is often called, is a restorative treatment, which strengthens, repairs and improves the appearance of a tooth that you already have. They are hardwearing and will remain strong and stable for many years if they are cared for properly.
If you decide to have the crown fitted, your dentist will prepare your teeth to the ideal shape.This involves removing a layer of the outer surface of the tooth. An impression of the tooth will then be sent to a specialist laboratory where the crown will be expertly manufactured to fit the correct size and colour of your existing teeth. In the meantime a temporary crown will be fitted so you will not be without a tooth.
On your final visit, the crown will be precisely fitted over the top of your existing tooth and will be held in place with specialist dental cement.
Crowns should last for many years. This will heavily depend on how you care and look after them. We will advise how to care for your crowns and give you expert advice to extend their wear.