A crown can improve the shape, colour and contour of heavily filled teeth. Metal free options are available for the optimal aesthetic result.

Why would I need a crown?

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:

  • You may have a discoloured filling and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
  • You may have had a root filling and need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
  • It may help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

How is a crown prepared?

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. Or we can use our state of the art digital scanner instead of impressions.

The impressions or scan will then be sent to a dental technicians, along with information about the shade to use and any other information they need.

How long does the treatment take?

You will need to have at least two visits. At the first visit, your dental team will prepare the tooth, take the impressions/scan, 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. (Approx 2 weeks between appointments)

For more information please view our information leaflet:

Patient Information Leaflet


A crown can improve the shape, colour and contour of heavily filled teeth.

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