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A crown is a specially made cap that covers a broken or decayed tooth to restore its shape. Crowns are used in a number of situations – including to support a bridge or cover an implant.

Crowns are permanent and these days are available in a number of different materials – each with particular advantages. For example, metal crowns (such as gold alloy) wear well but cannot be tooth coloured. They are good for teeth that are out of sight when you smile.

Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth but are generally not as hard wearing as metal types. They are best for teeth that are visible when you smile. We will always discuss with you the most suitable option.

While the permanent crown is being specially made and coloured at the dental laboratory, we usually fit an acrylic temporary crown which we make in our practice.

If you look after your permanent crown with the same care as we advise for your natural teeth – brushing twice a day and flossing daily – it will last a long time.

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