Crowns

Crowns are one of the strongest possible solutions for damaged and fractured teeth and if done well, will function for much longer than a normal filling. They are formed to look and feel just like a natural tooth. Crowns are usually recommended when there is so much structural damage to an otherwise healthy tooth that other filling techniques will not be adequate. This damage may be caused by decay, trauma, cracks or through wear and tear. A Crown greatly strengthens teeth and gives a pleasing aesthetic result.

Not all Crowns are the same. Broadly speaking there are 3 main types.

  • Full Metal - These are usually on teeth that cannot be seen and where utmost strength is required. They can be made from various materials such as gold.
  • Porcelain  Bonded to Metal - They consist of a metal base, which is not visible, with a layer of porcelain fused to the metal to give a strong and aesthetic restoration.
  • Porcelain - These crowns have a superior appearance to a conventional crown. They are recommended where aesthetics is a high priority. They can be bonded to tooth tissue.