Crown and bridges
Crowns are strong, long lasting artificial restorations (caps) that fit over an existing natural tooth restoring its natural size, shape and colour.
A crown is required to:
- Protect weakened tooth such as after root canal treatment
- Replace large filling with limited tooth structure
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover dental implant
- Cover discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
Crowns can be made from several materials such as porcelain/ceramic, metal or mixture of metal and porcelain. The choice of material is dependent on factors such as strength, durability and aesthetic quality.
The procedure is usually done over two visits. First visit is preparing the tooth to create space for the crown to sit. An impression and the shade of the new crown is then taken and sent to the lab for fabrication. During this fabrication period, a temporary crown will be given to you. Once the crowns are ready, they are cemented onto the tooth.