Dental crowns are a natural solution to restore your smile and prevent oral health issues.
Whether you wish to enhance your smile’s natural beauty, hide a damaged tooth, or repair the visible damage of wear and tear, dental crowns can give you the effect you had hoped for. These tailor-made caps are not only natural-looking but also long-lasting and resistant.
Dental crowns are tailor-made caps positioned over the entire tooth to protect it, repair any damage, and restore the smile’s aesthetics. Once in place, dental crowns can last for over 15 years, and they look and function exactly as your natural tooth would.
Your dentist might recommend a tooth crown if you have a visibly damaged, decayed, or a weakened tooth that requires something more than a filling to regain functionality and strength. You and your dentist might also opt for a tooth cap or onlay if a tooth has a significant factor that compromises its integrity.
There are several types of dental crowns to choose from, including metal, such as gold crowns and silver crowns, or ceramic. However, here at the Dental Health Centre, we always recommend porcelain (ceramic) crowns, which are discreet, natural-looking, and perfectly merge with your smile’s aesthetics.
A crown fitting happens over two dental appointments. During the first visit, your dentist will investigate the tooth damage, remove weakened sections, and prepare the tooth structure for the crown. After this initial preparation, your dentist will take impressions of your dental structure, fit a temporary crown, and send the impressions to our in-house lab to create custom-made crowns.
At your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed to make way for the permanent, custom fit one. After the dental crown fitting, you can expect some sensitivity and mild discomfort, but all these side effects should disappear within a few weeks, and you can return to enjoy your smile to the fullest.
Consult your dentist at the Dental Health Centre today to discover your options and get all of your questions answered.
Frequently Asked Questions
A local anaesthetic will be used to ensure the least possible discomfort during the fitting of the crown.
Crowns can last for more than nine years if they are properly cared for. Your dentist will advise you on how to best keep them clean and safe.
A white crown will be colour matched to your existing teeth. Those which are made of porcelain, look just like natural teeth. It’s highly likely nobody will notice you’re wearing a crown.