What Is a Crown? 

A crown, sometimes known as a ‘cap’ is a precision cover that is placed over a worn, damaged or broken tooth, providing strength and protection in the bite.

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Crowns

What Are They For?

Crowns are commonly used for teeth that have been structurally compromised by a large cavity or root canal therapy.  They are also recommended when more than 60% of the tooth is restored with a large filling. This will ensure the tooth is strengthened as much as possible, avoiding a ‘dental emergency’ or fracture when least expected.

Placing Crowns

How Do They Look?

Placing a crown can be a way to preserve the tooth so that it is retained for life. The end result is that it looks exactly like a tooth, and is matched to your other teeth.

Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons including enhancing the size, colour, shape and position of your teeth.

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Materials

What Are Crowns Made From?

Crowns can be made from many different materials, depending on your restorative, cosmetic or bite needs. These materials range from ceramics/porcelain and porcelain fused to metal alloy, to gold and zirconia. They can be made and fitted all in the same day using the latest cad-cam technology or sent away to a laboratory to be prepared.

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