A dental crown is also sometimes referred to as a ‘cap’. It is custom – made in a dental laboratory by a skilled technician to be an exact fit for your tooth.
Partial crowns (also known as onlays) are also possible. Sometimes it can be better to have an onlay
The life span of a dental crown depends on many factors such as the type, and the wear and tear it receives as well as your oral health regime. It is reasonable though to expect one to last between five and fifteen years (possibly more). To assure a longer life span, we strongly advised not to grind your teeth or use excessive force on them in any other way. Naturally, a good regime of brushing and flossing should also be followed.
Initially, a consultation with the dentist will be required to assess you. One visit is required to prepare the tooth, take an impression and place a temporary restoration. The second appointment is usually 14 days later to fit the crown. In between these visits, you may need to visit us to ensure the colour matches.
Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
There should be no pain felt during the procedure as the surrounding area will be anaesthetised leaving it numb.
A dental crown can be used for many situations:
There are a variety of materials used for different dental crowns:
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