A crown is a prosthetic device that is fixed to the tooth, usually to strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance. For very broken down or cracked teeth, crowns can help them last longer by acting as a ‘crash helmet’ for the tooth to reduce the risk of further splitting or cracking of the tooth structure. Crowns can also help improve the appearance of teeth. We offer aesthetic all-porcelain crowns and work with reputable laboratories to ensure the best results for you.
There are a few reasons why someone may need a crown (or several). Some of these include:
Fillings and crowns have the same ultimate goal – bringing your tooth back to its original glory. But the function and procedure is a little different. A filling refers to, as the name suggests, “filling” a tooth with material where decay within the tooth has been removed.
A crown is a “cap”, usually made out of porcelain, that covers the entire tooth. This is needed when fillings alone are insufficient to support the remaining tooth structure, when the tooth has a significant crack or fracture and when fillings cannot improve the appearance of the tooth. The tooth is reshaped and this ‘preparation’ is then covered with a custom-made crown.
If you think you may need a crown or would like some more information on crowns, talk to the experts at Redcliffe Dental. Our team are specialists in ensuring the best results for you.