A dental crown is a replacement tooth that is made outside the mouth, in a laboratory. We will often recommend fitting a crown where there is not enough of the tooth remaining to hold a large filling or following root canal treatment. Crowns may also be used to protect a weak tooth from fracturing, to cover a dental implant or to cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth. Each case is dealt with individually and your options will be clearly outlined.
Usually, a crown involves two visits: the first to shape the tooth, take an impression and match colour to natural teeth; the second to fit the crown in place.