Crowns are normally indicated for restoring unsightly heavily filled discoloured, broken or root treated teeth. They restore the tooth to match the appearance of the adjacent teeth, and function just like a natural tooth.
The technique to provide the many different types of crown i.e. porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal and gold is very similar.
To construct the crown, the permanent tooth is first shaped into the required shape and an impression is taken and sent to our technician to make the crown. A temporary crown is made and fitted at this appointment so the patient never leaves the surgery without a tooth.
The colour of the tooth is then recorded in the surgery by the dentist or in the cases of particular complexity the patient is actually seen by the technician who will make the crown.
At the next appointment, the crown is checked for fit, aesthetics and function. Patient feedback is always encouraged to ensure expectations are met. If all is well the crown is bonded permanently into position.