Restoring extensively Damaged Teeth
Crowns can be used to put back together teeth that have been fractured, had a lot of tooth decay, or after root canal treatment
What are crowns?
The tooth is carefully reshaped to allow a ceramic crown to be fitted over the top of your natural tooth. This can be used to build up very broken down teeth, helping to restore strength for eating again.
Crowns a laboratory custom made appliances and can take up to a couple of weeks to make. In the interim your dentist will fit a temporary crown to protect your tooth while your permanent crown is made.
Crowns are used for a variety of reasons. Most commonly they can be used to:
- Improve the appearance of a heavily restored tooth
- Restore function of an extensively damaged tooth
- Help to strengthen a tooth after root canal treatment
When made of ceramic crowns most closely resemble your natural teeth. Your dentist will discuss all your options with you prior to any treatment.
We do not want cost to be a barrier to you accessing the best level of care for you.
How long do crowns last?
Crowns when well looked after can last over 20 years.
What are crowns made of?
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials including metal, porcelain fused to metal, or the most aesthetic options modern dental ceramics.