Aesthetic Crowns
A crown, commonly known as a cap, covers the entire tooth and helps preserve it. It is recommended for a number of reasons:
  • To restore a fractured tooth
  • To protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • To repair a tooth when there is not enough original tooth remaining
  • To improve the appearance of a badly shaped or discoloured tooth
  • To protect a tooth from fracturing following root canal treatment
  • To restore extensive damage caused by decay
  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
The procedure
  1. The tooth is prepared and an impression is taken
  2. A crown is custom made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth
  3. The crown is fitted securely on the tooth

Crowns can be made of metal alone or, more commonly, porcelain bonded to metal which will match the colour of your teeth. These days we also have strong, all-porcelain crowns which are very natural looking. They have the same translucency as normal teeth.

Crowns are permanent fixtures, but they can occasionally come loose and need to be replaced. Caring for a crown requires proper dental and gum care as instructed by a dentist or hygienist.

If you have any questions about this particular treatment, please do not hesitate to contact us at the practice by calling 020 8651 0444 or emailing Alternatively, please fill out the Ask the Experts form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.