If your tooth is badly broken or cracked, a filling may not be strong enough to restore your tooth for the long-term. A crown is a strong and durable restoration which is a little bit like a 'crash helmet' for a tooth.
Here is how it works:
An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.
A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.
The tooth is then prepared and the crown fitted securely on top.
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
How is a crown made?
It is constructed by our dental technicians and is bonded over your tooth to protect it. Crowns are available in ceramics, Zirconia, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or gold. Your dentist at 108 Dental will be able to discuss with you the advantages of each crown in relation to your own situation.
Strengthens remaining tooth structure.
Functions like a real tooth, so you can bite and chew as usual.