A crown is a type of dental ‘restoration’ which completely covers a tooth or placed on to a dental implant.
Crowns are custom made for each patient. They should be indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth.
They are usually made from a metal core, with a porcelain exterior that is the same colour as your other teeth.
Patients often need a crown after having a root canal treatment (tooth nerve treatment) or if they have had a very deep cavity.
Dental crowns are bonded to the tooth using a dental cement.
crown on an implant
A crown can also be placed on top of a dental implant. Its held in place by the implant that is screwed into the jaw.
Depending on your needs, it can be fixed in place via a screw or bonded to the abutment on the top of an implant.
If you think you may be in need of a crown, book an appointment with one of our general dentists.
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