A Crown (also known as a 'cap') is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore function and appearance.
At Hallcross we provide a range of Crowns (including Metal Porcelain Crowns, All-Ceramic Crowns and Gold Crowns) so that our patients can choose the right treatment option for them according to their requirements and budget.
Since they do not contain any metal, All-Ceramic Crowns are bio-compatible. This also means there will be no black line at gum level with your new tooth.
With advances in modern dental technology, All-Ceramic Crowns are proven to be as strong and durable as metal porcelain crowns and so they are able to offer patients the best of both worlds - a long lasting and natural looking solution.
If your tooth has become broken, decayed or damaged in such a way that a filling is not strong enough to support the tooth, or if you are looking to cover an existing amalgam filling, then a Crown may be recommended by your dentist as the best treatment.
Crowns are an ideal treatment option for the following:
- To restore badly broken teeth
- To restore teeth that have been heavily filled
- To reshape an uneven or unsightly tooth
- To restore the brightness to discoloured teeth
- To protect a root treated tooth
- To hold a bridge or denture in place
Your tooth will be prepared by your dentist by removing the outer surface of the tooth to the required shape for the Crown. Once the tooth has been prepared, your Dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth, together with one from the opposite jaw, to record the bite.
The impressions are then sent to our expert, dental technicians in our dental laboratory where your new crown is handcrafted and tailored to you. A temporary Crown is fitted until your returning visit, where your new, permanent Crown will be fitted and cemented in place.