A crown is a type of cap that covers your own natural tooth beneath.
There are many indications for having a crown on your tooth. Sometimes this may be for aesthetic reasons but generally, crowns would not be our first choice for aesthetics unless we are replacing an old one, as there are more modern, minimal options to improve aesthetics. The main reasons a dentist may suggest placing a crown on your tooth is to protect them when they are heavily broken down, or to protect them after you have had a root-canal treatment.
What is the process for having a crown made?
Once you have decided with your dentist that you would like to go ahead with a crown, you will be booked in for an initial appointment where your tooth will be prepared for a crown. Impressions will be taken and other measurements will be recorded. Your dentist will then make a temporary crown for you to wear whilst our dental technicians construct your definitive crown. A second appointment will involve removing the temporary crown and placing the new one.