For complete, natural-looking tooth restoration
Crowns, or ‘caps’, completely cover unsightly teeth affected by damage, decay, discolouration or large fillings. They can also be used to secure a dental bridge, or protect a tooth after root canal therapy.
If you decide to have a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, the upper part that is visible and fixed to the implant itself is a crown.
While the permanent crown is prepared, your dentist will fit a temporary crown. It will not be as fine as the final result will be, but conceals the filed tooth or post.
Crowns are long-lasting restorations which are custom-made by skilled technicians using durable materials, such as porcelain, which blend in with your own teeth for a natural-looking result.
How they help:
- cover flaws to enhance the appearance of damaged teeth
- protect and strengthen a weakened tooth
- offer a hard-wearing, long-term solution
Looking after your crown
So your crown lasts for as long as possible, it is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene. You should keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes. You should also attend regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist.
A crown does not prevent decay developing at the gum line or stop you from developing gum disease, so it’s important to keep your restored tooth free from bacteria.