YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SET OF TEETH AND GUMS, SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO ENSURE THEY REMAIN AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE.
Dental crowns strengthen a tooth when it has been damaged or weakened. It is also used to help fix a dental bridge in place.
Crowns are commonly used and are attached directly to the remaining natural tooth to preserve your smile and bite. They can be made from various tooth-coloured materials such as porcelain, resin, or ceramic. Metallic crowns are also used, as well as crowns made from a combination of metal and porcelain. Crowns restore misshapen or broken teeth, protect a tooth from further damage, strengthen and replace discoloured teeth or anchor a bridge into place.
You and your dentist will discuss the treatment options, including the type of crown you would like.
If you require a crown, the dentist will take impressions or a digital scan of your teeth to ensure the laboratory creates the correct size and shaped height for your mouth.
Your natural tooth will be prepared for the crown; this may entail removing the damaged part of the tooth or a reshaping process so that the crown can be fitted appropriately.
While waiting for a permanent crown, your dentist will provide you with a temporary one. This temporary replacement will be removed at your next appointment, and the permanent crown will be bonded to your natural tooth.
The dentist will show you how to look after your new dental restoration.