Creating Strong Smiles


Teeth will wear and tear over a life time and sustain damage due to accident, ill health or age.
A dental crown or dental cap is a great way to strengthen and restore failing or at-risk teeth to full capacity, whilst maintaining a natural appearance.

Tooth crowning is often undertaken following root canal therapy.
Custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, a dental crown protects an injured tooth and holds it together.
Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are made by different materials: acrylic, porcelain fused with metal or plain porcelain,
and they’re used in cosmetic dentistry to assist teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, fractured or discoloured.
A tooth may be compromised and require a crown if subject to:

Extensive decay – requiring a complex (large) filling
Trauma – broken teeth
Root Therapy – this causes the tooth to become brittle over time
Less than ideal aesthetics

Constructing a dental crown generally requires two appointments with your dentist.
During the first appointment the existing tooth is prepared to receive dental crown, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth.
At the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and replaced by the new custom-made dental crown.
The new crown is adjusted and cemented into place, providing a more long term natural looking aesthetic solution.

The cost of dental crowns does vary depending on the type of crown required.
Your Dentist will be able to provide you with a fee estimate prior to completing any treatment.