A crown is a cover or “cap” which is cemented over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
Reasons you may need a crown:
• You have a cavity that is too large for a filling
• You have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened
• You have had root canal treatment — the crown will protect the restored tooth
• You want to cover a discoloured or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile
Steps for making your crown
1) On the first visit the tooth is trimmed to allow enough space for the crown thickness.
2) Impressions or an intra oral scan is taken of the prepared tooth and this is sent to our ceramist.
3) Shade ( colour of other natural teeth) is taken.
4) A temporary crown is made to avoid sensitivity, protect the trimmed tooth and to restore aesthetics whilst waiting for your permanent crown.
5) A few days up to two weeks later the permanent crown is tried, shade ( colour) checked and once satisfied it is permanently cemented using dental adhesives.
Crowns are here used to restore the damaged front teeth whilst also giving the patient a whiter smile.