Crown:  Dental crowns sometimes called dental caps cover over and encase the tooth on which they are cemented. A crown covers all the surfaces of a tooth. Crowns are used:

  • For broken or decayed teeth.
  • For heavily restored teeth.
  • To close the gap in between teeth.
  • For root canal treated teeth.
  • As a way to strengthen teeth.
  • As a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.

Crowns are made in a dental laboratory by a dental technician. The technician uses moulds of your teeth made by your dentist.

There are different types of crowns and our dentists will recommend the crown type that best suits you.

Crowns can be made from the following: porcelain, porcelain-bonded-to-metal (which combine the appearance of tooth coloured material with the strength of metal), zirconia, gold alloy and acrylic.