Crowns are full coverage restorations usually made of porcelain that cover the whole tooth and are cemented on. They are a great option for teeth that don`t have a lot of natural tooth remaining either due to decay or being continually filled/repaired over a number of years. A crown will also be recommended after root canal therapy to strengthen the tooth and minimise fracture risk.
They are made to individually suit your mouth both in colour and shape and will usually take two visits to complete. In the first visit the tooth is prepared and shaped, impressions are then taken and sent to a lab who make your crown. Your tooth is temporised with a simple filling to allow you to use it between visits. In the second visit the temporary crown is popped off and the new porcelain crown cemented on. We then make sure the bite is perfect and then your new crown is ready to go.