A dental crown is a strong and durable way to restore a tooth. Crowns are used to cover or “cap” a weak, damaged, heavily filled or root filled tooth, not only strengthening it but also improving the appearance, shape or alignment of the tooth.
How Crowns are fitted
It usually takes two appointments to prepare the tooth/teeth to be crowned and to fit the crown. The teeth to be crowned are prepared by trimming the surfaces to reduce the tooth size and create space for the crown to be fitted, this will usually be under local anaesthesia. We will then take impressions of the teeth and use a shade guide to find the best colour for the new crowns to be made in, so they closely match the other natural teeth in the mouth. The impressions will then be sent to our local laboratory where skilled technicians will fabricate the crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown is made and fitted onto the trimmed tooth.
At the next appointment, usually two weeks later the temporary crown will be removed and the tooth surfaces cleaned. The new crown is tried on the tooth for fit, harmony with the bite, and appearance. Finally, the crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth with dental cement.
Our crowns are made by local Dental technicians at Art Tech dental ceramics.
We use mainly Emax Crowns which are known for their strength, durability and opaque qualities.