Crowns for front teeth are natural looking porcelain caps, which fit over teeth that have been specially shaped by our dentist. They are usually made for porcelain, and may have a gold or metal core for added strength.
Why have front teeth crowned?
Teeth with large fillings (and/or root fillings) are weakened, and can break when you bite. A crown can make these teeth stronger, and protect them against further damage. Crowns are also the best choice for teeth which are very misshapen or darkly stained.
How are crowns fitted?
Our dentist reduces the size of the existing filling and tooth to make room for the new crown, then takes a mould which is sent to a dental technician. While the technician makes your permanent crown, our dentist will fit a temporary crown to cover your tooth. Once your permanent crown is ready, our dentist will check the fit and appearance before cementing it in place.
I have several heavily filled teeth. Should I get them all crowned at the same time?
It may be best if you do, but there are many factors to consider. Our dentist will discuss the most appropriate order of your treatment plan.
Crowns provide strong, attractive, long term protection for your mouth.
I would like to whiten my teeth. Should I do this first?
Yes, because the crown is made to match the colour of your teeth. If you whiten your teeth later, the crown will not change the colour, and will appear darker compared to the rest of your mouth.