The area of a tooth visible in the mouth is known as the crown.
If this area has broken, been heavily filled or the tooth has had root canal treatment, a restoration to cover this whole area may be required. A new artificial crown is made to protect and restore the shape and function of a tooth.
The tooth will be prepared for a crown in surgery, and with the impressions taken of your teeth, a dental technician will make the crown to fit over the tooth like a cap.
This process requires 2-3 appointments over a 2-4 week period.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials ranging from silver coloured metals for back teeth and tooth like porcelains for the front.
Porcelain front crown
Non precious metal crown
Precious metals such as gold and aesthetically pleasing high grade ceramics such as Emax are offered in our cosmetic treatments. See our cosmetic options