A crown restores the size, appearance, strength, and functionality of a heavily decayed, damaged, discoloured, or misshapen tooth. It is designed to mimic the appearance of a real tooth, blending in with your smile.
During your first visit, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic, reshape your tooth, and take a 3D scan of the area, so your customised crown can be fabricated. You will wear a temporary crown until your permanent one is ready.
During your next visit, your dentist will place your permanent crown over the tooth, check it for a proper fit and cement it in place.
How do I take care of my crown?
Regular brushing and flossing, along with visiting your dental hygienist at least twice a year for professional cleaning, is all that is required to take care of your new crown.
Avoid chewing on very sticky or hard foods to ensure the longevity of your crown.
How long will my crown last?
A crown can last up to 15 years, as long as you practise good oral hygiene daily and visit your dentist for regular check-ups.