crowns
Surgery Hours

Monday - Thursday
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Friday
8.30 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
In An Emergency
Please telephone -
02920 555 035 / 20564167
Out of hours -
02920 555 035
DPAS Insurance

Our own independent Maintenance Plan, unlike the national schemes, allows you to choose how much you pay each month and the level of cover you will receive.

Crowns


A crown may be used to restore a tooth which has any of the following:
  • Misshaped Anatomy
  • Discoloration
  • Weakened (by decay/trauma)
  • Large Filling
The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.

Crowns are made of a variety of materials (porcelain bonded to precious metal, pressed porcelain, aluminous porcelain, composite resin and gold). New materials are being introduced on a regular basis.

Posterior Crown


The tooth is prepared.

A crown is made ...

... and fitted to the tooth.


Bonded Crown


The damaged tooth is prepared.

A crown with a metal base and porcelain coating is made.

The crown is fixed in place.

Under certain lighting, the metal base can sometimes be seen.



Anterior Crown


The tooth is prepared ...

... and an impression taken.

A crown is made from the impression ...

... and fitted to the tooth.


Crown Margin


Over time the gum can recede away from the crown ...

... this is known as the crown margin.

The old crown can be removed ...

... and a new, deeper crown fitted to cover this area.


Implant Crown Options


Once an Implant has been placed ...
... an abutment is fitted to hold the Crown.

The abutment and the base of the crown may be metal.

However, in certain light, this can make the tooth look dull.

An alternative ...
... is for the abutment to be made of white material ...
... and the Crown made of solid porcelain.

This will give a more natural look to the tooth.



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