Dental Crowns Overview
Also known as caps. Crowns are a great way to restore your heavily broken-down tooth to its original shape, giving back its function to help to chew and smile. Crowns also provide the best protection for a root canal treated tooth, as they protect it from fracture and reinfection. They cover the entire surface of the tooth. They are custom made for you by highly skilled dental technicians in the local area.
They can be made from different materials; beautiful tooth-coloured porcelain, gold or even full metal. Your dentist will fully explain all the options and what the procedure involves. Our team of highly qualified dentists carry out hundreds of dental crowns procedures every year.
Our metal crowns are long lasting and extremely hard wearing. They are formed of a metal alloy which gives them a shiny metallic colour. They perform very well in providing protection for teeth but some patients prefer tooth coloured restorations.
These crowns are formed of a metal substructure with feldspathic porcelain layered over the top. This is the same sort of porcelain used to make dinner plates. This means they look great and have high strength but the porcelain can chip through long term use. A negative of these crowns is that the margins can appear dark if showing on front teeth, especially if recession has occurred.
Monolithic zirconia is our number one choice material for restorations on back teeth. It is the strongest and most aesthetic material we have for restoring molars and premolars. Each crown is milled from a block of zirconia before being stained and glazed to look natural. They just don’t chip. These crowns are metal free and highly biocompatible meaning they’re kind to your tissues and will not show any dark margins. Due to the high strength of the zirconia, crowns can be thinner meaning we don’t have to remove as much of your natural tooth
Layered zirconia is our number one choice material for restorations on front teeth. These crowns are formed of a solid zirconia substructure with high strength E-Max porcelain layered over the top. This combination will look incredibly realistic and can be indistinguishable from a natural tooth. As with monolithic zirconia, layered zirconia crowns are kinder to your teeth because we don’t have to remove as much natural tooth to make room for them.