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Crowns Testimonial


A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or have a large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of the prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. If you have had root canal treatment you may need a crown to protect the restored tooth. Crowns can also be used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

We aim to complete the treatment in two visits. On your first visit your dentist will reshape the tooth to allow the crown to sit comfortably over the top. An impression of your teeth is taken and sent to our dental laboratory to custom make the new crown. It usually takes two weeks for it to be made and during this time you will have a temporary crown fitted so that you are not left with a gap and to protect your prepared tooth.

A wide variety of dental materials can be used to make the crown for example precious metal such as gold, or an alloy of metals fused to a porcelain outer shell. All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are the best choice for a natural looking smile.

On your second visit your dentist will place the crown over your tooth to see if it fits perfectly and is the right colour and shape. Once you are both happy with the restoration and how it looks, your dentist will cement the crown firmly in place.


Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. Provided you have a good oral hygiene routine and attend regular appointments with your dentist a high-quality dental crown can last many years.

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Last Update: 19-Aug-2017