There are several reasons you may need a crown fitted on a tooth. The most common include capping a fractured, or broken tooth, decayed teeth, large fillings or for cosmetic reasons.
A crown is a type of cap that is fixed over a real tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are made from either metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials and are designed to blend in with your teeth.
Fitting a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we will take impressions (moulds) that will be used to create the crown. This mould will also be used to create a temporary crown. Your dentist will remove any decay and shape the old tooth down before fitting the tooth with the temporary crown. Your temporary crown will remain in place until your second appointment.
At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown fitted, ensuring the spacing and bite are accurate.