A crown is a tooth shaped covering over your tooth which restores the shape, colour and feel of a natural tooth.
These can be used to help protect and strengthen broken or existing heavily filled teeth. Modern crowns are very natural looking and are a very good way of protecting your teeth for many years. Different types of crowns can be constructed, depending on your individual dental needs.
How do we make crowns?
Crowns need a solid core to slot over. A severely broken down or unhealthy tooth might need a core building up first. Think of a crown like a sandcastle bucket over a sandcastle. A small amount of tooth and filling material is removed (typically 1.5mm-2mm) and impressions are taken. The crown is constructed using these moulds and then cemented in. Typically, these should last on average 15 years (but can last many more of looked after).
If you have an emergency contact the practice on 01904 653 284 and our team will help you. Out of hours during weekends and weekday evenings we operate an emergency on call system, and you will be directed to the appropriate care.