General Dentistry

Dental Crowns

What is a Dental Crown?

A Dental Crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Sometimes known as a “cap”. A crown is ideal:

• to restore teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
• in cosmetic treatments to improve the look of teeth.
• when you have had a root filled tooth which will need a crown to protect it

Benefits of a Dental Crown

They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.
They look like natural teeth.
They do not stain.
They are extremely strong and durable when prepared and fitted correctly.
This is critical to their long-term success.