What is a crown?

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a “cap”

Why would I need a crown?

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance;

  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling which may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth
  • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place