What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is like a special sleeve made of metal or porcelain, or both, that goes over a damaged or weak tooth. Your dentist will match it up to the shape and, in the case of porcelain crowns, the colour of your other teeth so it will look natural. The crown should last for many years and come with a full guarantee.
How is a Dental Crown Done?
The dentist will shape the tooth so that, with the artificial crown, it will be the same size as a normal tooth. Your dentist will use a soft mouldable material to make an exact ‘impression’ of the tooth that is to be crowned and the nearby teeth. A dental technician uses the impression to make the crown the exact height and size needed.
A temporary crown made of plastic is put over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. You can chew on a temporary crown but it won’t be as strong as the finished one. When the crown is fitted, your dentist will make small adjustments to make sure you can bite comfortably. The crown is tried on first, and then glued into place.
These require no impressions (unlike regular crowns) and are made entirely of ceramic material so they look extreamely natural. As they are digitally scanned, the fit is incredibly accurate. We provide this service at no extra cost.
Ask our dentists about same day crowns during your free consultation