Teeth that have been extensively damaged, worn, or destroyed by dental decay can be totally restored to their original shape, beauty and functionality with a crown.
A crown is a type of dental restoration made of porcelain and/or precious metals that completely caps or encircles a tooth. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth and restore their health especially after having had a root canal treatment (devitalisation; removal of the dental nerve/pulp).
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling.
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
Strengthens remaining tooth structure.
Functions like a real tooth, so you can bite and chew as usual.
Here is how it works:
An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.
A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.
The tooth is then prepared and the crown fitted securely on top.