Having discoloured, chipped or damaged teeth can make us feel self-conscious about our smiles.
Crowns, also known as caps, cover up the offending tooth or teeth. They are made from a tooth-coloured material and are indistinguishable from your other teeth. As well as improve the appearance, they also provide support in place of a broken tooth.
To make sure that we create a seamless crown, we need to see you for more than once.
These are the steps we take:
- We remove some of the enamel but we make sure enough of a core remains to provide a strong foundation for the crown.
- For the perfect fit, we take impressions of your teeth. We also check the colour so the crown matches.
- As the exposed tooth will be vulnerable, we provide a temporary crown between appointments.
- This is removed once we have the crown, which is cemented in place.
- Keeping your crown clean will help it stay longer. Brushing twice a day and flossing regularly will keep the area healthy.