When a tooth is cracked, decayed or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. They can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals, acrylic resin, or an amalgam (a mixture) of these materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance, although they tend to be less durable than other materials. Crowns can whiten, reshape and realign existing teeth, adding to a healthy and vibrant smile.
We will make sure your crown has the proper look and fit, working with magnification and listening carefully to your wishes, so that the new tooth looks amazing. Book a consultation and don’t just take our word for it – try for yourself! The proper dental hygiene for normal teeth should be applied to your new crown. Given proper care, crowns can last several decades and may last a lifetime.
Until recently, dentists filled and sealed cavities exclusively using a silver and mercury amalgam. Unfortunately, these fillings, or restorations, often weaken teeth due to the large amount of the original tooth that has to be removed.
Whilst they are costlier than traditional amalgam fillings, they provide a more aesthetic solution than traditional fillings. Using magnification to ensure the best finish and with the craft and experience of our principal dentist, even you might not be able to spot the filling in your tooth!