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A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.

A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. They can be made of porcelain or gold or a combination of these materials.

A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth

  • you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it

  • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

  • If a tooth is too broken down to hold a filling.

  • If you are unhappy with the shape or size of a tooth

Cosmetic Porcelain Crowns
Unhappy with the look of your old crowns? If they do not match your other teeth, replace them with natural-looking metal-free porcelain crowns. The advantages of having porcelain crowns are:

- Aesthetically pleasing, as it is so easily matched in colour to the surrounding teeth.
- No black lines at the gum level
- Better translucency & therefore more natural looking

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