Is your tooth is susceptible to decay or it already has large fillings in it?
Is your tooth is discoloured and you’re unhappy with its appearance?
Has your tooth has been root filled?
Is your tooth is misshapen and it affects the way you bite?
If you can answer yes to any of the above then you might require a more permanent fixed solution known as a crown.
What is a crown?
It can restore the shape, colour and function of your original tooth and it simply fits on top of an existing tooth.
There are two main types of crown available at A-List Dentistry:
Metal and ceramic
These have a metal inner core (which is great for strength) with porcelain bonded over it to provide a natural appearance.
This type of crown is made from ceramic, a top grade material which is hardwearing, durable and opaque. This makes it a very popular choice with patients. It is considered a breakthrough in dental crown technology.
Preparation for a crown
Your tooth is prepared for a crown under a local anaesthetic, and the procedure should feel no different from that of a filling. If you have a crown fitted following a root canal treatment, you may not even need a local anaesthetic.
The materials used to make a crown are common in many dental procedures, and should pose no risk to your health or well-being.