Teeth that are badly broken, heavily filled, misshaped and discoloured can be restored with a crown. Crowns can be used to restore its appearance and strength. Tooth coloured ceramic crowns are now stronger cosmetically better alternatives to traditional gold crowns.

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • You may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • You may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth
  • It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place

What is a tooth crown made of?

Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials from porcelain to metal and new materials are continually being introduced. Some of the most popular options are listed here:

The dental crown or cap will be made to match your other teeth as closely as possible. The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.

How long your dental cap crown lasts depends on how well you look after it. The crown itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth. Therefore, it is important to keep this area just as clean as you would your natural teeth in order to prevent decay affecting the tooth crown procedure.

Crowns before and after treatment

Our dental crown specialist offers dental crowns as an effective and conventional way to badly broken, heavily filled, misshaped and discolored. Our team of dental crown specialists provide customized dental crowns to address both restorative and cosmetic dental issues.