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Strong restorative protection for your tooth

Crowns offer a very effective cover for badly decayed or damaged teeth. They fit over a whole tooth and restore the look, feel and functionality, blending perfectly with the rest of your smile.

Crowns can be used to cover teeth with chips, decay, discolouration or structural issues caused by large fillings. They are also often used as the last stage of dental implant treatment to provide a secure, aesthetic solution for missing teeth.

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What does the treatment involve?

Having a crown fitted is a straightforward process, enabling your tooth to be completely rebuilt in just a couple of appointments.

  1. Initially, we check the internal structure of the affected tooth is fully intact and sound, making sure it will be able to accommodate the crown.
  2. If we are happy your tooth is suitable for treatment, and your surrounding teeth and gums are healthy, we remove a layer of enamel to prepare for the crown, leaving a strong core. We take impressions of the teeth, taking care to record the shade so the crown can be made as natural looking as possible.
  3. Your tooth is protected with a temporary crown whilst the other is being custom made. When your crown is ready, we fit it carefully into place, ensuring you are completely happy with the look and feel.
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Frequently asked questions

  • What are crowns made of?

    Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, gold, porcelain or ceramic. Many people prefer the more cosmetic options to help the crown blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Your dentist will discuss your options based on your individual requirements.

  • Can my crown be whitened?

    No, whitening treatment is not effective on restorations such as crowns. If you are considering whitening, you may choose to do this before your crown is fitted, or design your crown in your desired shade and whiten the rest of your teeth to match.

  • Can I brush my teeth as normal?

    Yes, it is important to keep up with a good cleaning routine at home, brushing your teeth and crown twice a day.

  • How long will my crown last?

    You can expect your crown to last for around ten years before needing to be replaced or repaired. Occasionally, you may need to have your crown replaced earlier than this due to natural wear and tear.

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