Crowns (also know as ‘caps’) are needed to help restore function to worn, cracked or broken teeth. If the root of your tooth is okay, but the tooth is not, we may recommend a crown. Crowns are very durable and long lasting. If they are well looked after, they may be the last restoration your tooth will ever need.
Some reasons why a crown may be suggested are :
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
Crowns can either be made of gold, or other tooth-coloured materials (porcelain, ceramic, resin). The choice of which depends on the location of the tooth and your needs. You will need two appointments for a crown procedure with us; the first for preparation and the second for the fitting.