- 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.
- Emax crown
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.