A crown can improve the shape, colour and contour of heavily filled teeth. Metal free options are available for the optimal aesthetic result.
Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened bya very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for example:
Our dentist will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing a layer of the outer surface, leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.
Once the tooth is shaped, the dental team will take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to show the way you bite together.
The impressions will then be given to a dental technician, along with information about the shade to use and any other information they need.
You will need to have at least two visits. At the first visit, your dental team will prepare the tooth, take the impressions, make a note of the shade of your tooth, and fit the temporary crown. At the second visit, your dentist will fit the permanent crown.
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