SMART COVER-UPS FOR UNSIGHTLY TEETH
Crowns mask the unsightly appearance of broken, decayed, discoloured or extensively filled teeth, or those that have had root fillings. They are normally made from porcelain or an equally strong and natural-looking material.
HOW IS A CROWN FITTED ?
You have a local anaesthetic so the procedure feels similar to having a filling.
We prepare your tooth by removing a very thin outer layer to accommodate the crown, but still leave a strong core.
Once suitably shaped we take impressions of your teeth and note their colour so the technician has as much information as possible to be able to create a crown that will blend in perfectly.
While you are waiting for your crown, we fit a temporary restoration to protect your tooth.
The temporary crown is removed and the tooth surface cleaned. The new crown is tried out on the tooth to make sure it fits well and looks great. After any necessary adjustments, the crown is then cemented onto the prepared tooth
LOOKING AFTER YOUR CROWN
The crown itself is resistant to decay but problems can crop up where it joins the tooth, so it is important to brush at least twice a day and clean between teeth with floss.
Regular check-ups will allow us to spot any problems and carry out any treatment required to maintain your crown.