A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.
Crowns can be used to restore teeth that are heavily filled, discoloured, broken or crooked. Most crowns are made of porcelain and this enables a very close colour match to existing teeth. Crowns are aesthetically pleasing and can look and feel very natural. Crowns also protect the tooth and once restored can last for many years.
Having a crown requires some preparation of the underlying tooth. On your first appointment the tooth will be shaped ready for the porcelain crown and whilst this is being made at the dental labratory, a temporary one will be fitted. On your second appointment the crown will be fitted, leaving you to enjoy the results.
Crowns by Dr Chris Pumford