Where a front tooth has become badly decayed or broken, a crown can restore looks and function.
The tooth is prepared and a precise mould taken. A temporary crown is fitted to protect the tooth while the permanent one is being made.
A skilled technician makes a cast of your teeth from the mould and then makes your crown on the mould. The crown is made of ceramic (or metal and ceramic) to match your own teeth as closely as possible in both shape and colour. When the finished crown is returned to the dentist, it is checked and then fitted to your tooth.
We recommend that patients with crowns and bridges see the hygienist regularly to ensure their restorations last as long as possible.
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