Crowns are a hard ceramic shell that is bonded over a tooth to make it stronger. They are beautiful, natural and lifelike and if taken care of will last for a long time.
They are the best solution for teeth that are heavily filled, cracked or worn due to excessive pressure on them. They can also be used to protect the teeth from potentially further expensive treatment such as root canal or at worst an extraction and later an implant.
We only use the best Australian labs to make our crowns that have a long warranty.
Typically a crown requires 2 appointments - the first appt is 1.5 hours where we will take photos to get the exact colour and shape right, make a temporary tooth to protect it and shape the tooth. It is not painful and is very similar to doing a filling.
In 2 weeks time our lab will have the final crown ready which is bonded to your tooth.
After a week it should look, feel and function just like a normal tooth and most of our patients forget that it is even there anymore.