To restore the shape and function of broken or badly decayed teeth
How it works
A crown (or ‘cap’) is a tooth-shaped covering that fits over a badly decayed or broken down tooth or dental implant. It can improve both the strength and appearance of a tooth.
Crowns are the ideal dental restoration for broken, cracked or severely worn down teeth. Also, teeth which are weakened by decay or large fillings. It can restore the shape and function to teeth that are too severely damaged for cosmetic fillings to be suitable.
Crowns can look as real as an untouched tooth. The tips of the teeth can have a translucency like real teeth, which gives them a natural look. Our cosmetic technician builds a tooth from the complicated preparations we send, with the angles being cut to ensure the crown stays in place. This is one of the greatest concerns of many of our patients, which we always try to resolve when creating your crowns.
Choosing what’s right for you
Based on medical research, we believe Zirconium is one of the best crowns available. It’s strong enough to be placed anywhere in the mouth, being able to withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth, as well as the grinding pressure of the back teeth.
However, sometimes the more recently introduced IPS e.max® crown is our first choice, offering the best of both worlds – strength and durability on one side, translucency and a ‘natural’ look on the other.
Everyone’s teeth are different, so there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution. At your appointment, we can discuss in-depth the options suitable for you.