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Crowns 

A crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over  
a tooth to restore its shape & strength and to improve  
its appearance. 
 
Thanks to new technology, we can now make very  
strong tooth coloured porcelain crowns. 
 
We use specially trained cosmetic dental technicians  
to make life like aesthetic crowns. Being made of porcelain,  
they don’t leave black lines near the gum as seen in so  
many conventional crowns. 
 
Crowns can last for many years if well looked after. 
Why might I need crowns? 
If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and maintain functionality. 
 
If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques . 
 
If you have a large cavity and opt for the additional protection a crown offers to your tooth over a large composite filling or an inlay. 
If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown  
will be fitted to the abutment of the titanium implant. 
 
Following root canal treatment, a crown is often needed to strengthen the tooth. 
 
If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid erosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them. 
 
For cosmetic reasons, to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you  
may opt for all porcelain cosmetic crowns.