A crown is a dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or is placed on an implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are cemented onto your tooth. They can be made tooth coloured or gold.
What is the process?
Placing crowns usually completed over two visits to the dentist a week or two apart.
First, we will taken an impression of your teeth. The dentist then shapes any teeth that will bear a crown(s) for this purpose under a local anaesthetic.
Another impression is taken, using the mould, we then custom make your new ceramic crowns and in the meantime give you temporary crowns.
At your next visit, we remove the temporary crowns or bridges and put your new ones firmly in place.
Is this treatment reliable?
Crowns are very durable and can last for many years, however, good oral hygiene and diet is very important to maintain the boney support and structure of the tooth.