Crowns

A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.


Crowns are used for several reasons:

bullet icon As a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth
bullet icon As a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings
bullet icon To correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.


Crowns can be made from a variety of materials.  They can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys.  A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximise strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth.