What are they?
Crowns (sometimes known as "caps") are artificial covers which fit over teeth that have been prepared by reducing damaged or worn tooth tissue to be a particular shape. Crowns can be fitted to protect damaged or weakened teeth or to improve their appearance.
Crowns can be made of yellow gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal depending on where the tooth is and how visible it is during normal smiling.
What is involved ?
The outer part of the tooth is reduced in order to fit a crown and sufficient tooth or filling has to be drilled away so that the crown is not too bulky.The preparation is done under local anesthetic.
An impression is taken of the prepared tooth. This is sent to the specialist laboratory and a crown is made. A temporary crown is fitted while the definitive crown is being made. The definitive crown is usually fitted a couple of weeks later.
Tel: +44 (0)208 464 1329 to book an appointment.
Click here for map and directions to the surgery.