Why your dentist may recommend a crown or cuspal coverage restoration
Whilst heavily filled teeth and teeth with cracks can be fine for years, they are more at risk of breaking. If they break below the gums, often there is nothing we can do but remove them.
Crowns are an aesthetic solution used to restore discoloured, decayed or badly broken down teeth.
Previously it would take two weeks for the permanent crown to be ready after preparing the tooth, however due to technological advances, we now offer single day dentistry! This is a new revolutionary approach that enables us to design, fabricate and fit a new crown in a single visit, a procedure that would normally take at least two weeks. The size, shape and colour are perfectly matched for the patient’s mouth, the crown is designed and fabricated to withstand everyday use.
Heavily filled tooth without crown fractured below the gum line and unrestorable
Heavily filled teeth before and after porcelain crowns/onlays