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Dental crowns

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown fits over the remaining part of a tooth, helping to strengthen it and making it look like a whole, natural tooth once more. Modern crowns are much less bulky than older ones, making them feel more natural, and they also do not have the old-fashioned metal edge at the gumline.

Why have a dental crown?

There are a number of reasons why we may recommend them. Your tooth may be very decayed and not strong enough to be filled any more, the top part of the tooth may have been accidentally damaged, or you may need one following root canal treatment. Crowns are also sometimes needed to help support a dental bridge.

Explanation of animation above: The tooth is prepared ... and an impression taken. A crown is made from the impression ... and fitted to the tooth.

Explanation of animation above: The tooth is prepared. A crown is made ... and fitted to the tooth.

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This page was last updated on 04 of February 2016