What is A Crown?

It’s basically a manufactured tooth, often made from porcelain or ceramic, which can be colour and texture matched to your existing teeth. A crown can also be made of metal alloys for improved strength when replacing a back tooth. Often a metal crown will have porcelain bonded to the exterior to give it strength and a more natural look.

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How is a Crown Fitted?

Your dentist will file down the existing tooth and reshape it into a suitable size. Any decay will be removed and tooth structure restored to support the crown. The crown fits like a cap over the newly shaped tooth your dentist cement into position.


When is a Crown Required?

Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different dental problems. A crown can be used when:

  • a tooth is fractured, damaged or misshapen
  • too much decay has weakened a tooth
  • a tooth is severely dis-coloured
  • a dental bridge needs an anchor

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It’s also a possible solution when dentures are unstable or uncomfortable. To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for a crown or bridge, you’ll need to speak with your dentist

Once fitted, it’s important to maintain a regular and effective oral hygiene routine. Brush twice a day and floss daily, taking extra care to floss around your crown. This will help avoid decay where the crown and the tooth join. Whether you have a crown or
bridge, it’s important to regularly visit your dentist for a check-up and clean. This way, problems can be detected early, increasing the odds your dentist can help correct issues before they become painful or expensive.

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