Tooth crowns are a custom-made restoration which fits over the prepared existing natural tooth and replaces the natural crown, which is the part of the tooth that is visible above the gums. Tooth crowns can be used for strength, durability and tooth stability, or for cosmetic reasons to enhance the appearance of a tooth.
Tooth crowns are often required when a tooth has been severely weakened and is no longer structurally sound. This can be as a result of trauma, tooth decay, previous root canal therapy or even general wear over time. This cosmetic dental treatment can also be used to brighten and improve the appearance of one’s smile by covering broken, chipped, stained or discoloured teeth or by modifying the shape of a tooth. Tooth crowns are custom-made for each individual patient and can be matched to existing teeth making them a favourable cosmetic dental treatment option.
Constructing a tooth crown generally requires two appointments with us. 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 tooth crown. The new crown is adjusted and cemented into place, providing a more long term natural looking aesthetic solution. Tooth crowns can be constructed from a range of materials. Our dentists will discuss which material will be most appropriate for your individual situation.
The cost of tooth crowns does vary depending on the type of crown required. We will be able to provide you with a fee estimate prior to completing any treatment.