If your tooth has broken or has undergone a lot of treatment in the past (such a multiple fillings or root canal treatment) your dentist may recommend getting it crowned. Dental crowns are like a hard hat for your teeth, keeping it protected and strong.
A dental crown may also be a good option to help improve the appearance of your smile if you have a tooth which doesn’t quite match the others in either size, shape, or colour. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials but are most commonly made from porcelain or gold.
Dental crowns take two sessions with the dentist, about 2-3 weeks apart. In the first appointment the tooth is reshaped so there is room for the crown to sit on top, and mould is taken of the tooth to ensure a perfect fit.
This mould is then sent to a laboratory, where the dental crown is custom built to match the colour (if you are getting a porcelain crown) and shape of your teeth. The tooth is given a temporary crown for the couple weeks’ wait. Once built, the crown can be fixed in place on the tooth using dental cement.
If you would like more information on dental crowns be sure to get in touch with our awesome team. One of our lovely dentists will be happy to discuss treatment options with you, as well as answer any questions and draw up a complete treatment plan and quote