Crowns can help to save teeth that are damaged or decayed.

Designed to blend with natural teeth, crowns can restore a patient’s ability to chew and speak properly while also improving the appearance of their smile.

What is a crown?

Typically crafted from porcelain or metal (or a blend of both), crowns are basically a tooth-shaped cap. They are fitted over the remains of damaged or decayed teeth and can remedy problems caused by missing teeth.

What are the benefits of having a crown?

Crowns reinforce teeth that have been damaged in some way. They restore strength and function to such teeth while also improving aesthetics by restoring size and shape.

Does having a crown hurt?

For a crown to be fitted, your dentist will first have to prepare what remains of the damaged tooth. The tooth may need to be shaped, with a mould then taken to make sure the crown is a perfect fit. Local anaesthetic is used to minimise discomfort, with the procedure often described as feeling similar to having a filling.

How long will a crown last?

With correct care, crowns can last for many years before they need replacing.

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