A crown is used to fully cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens but improves the appearance and shape of a damaged tooth. Crowns are also placed on top of implants.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap”; an artificial restoration that is placed over a damaged tooth to improve the appearance and restore its shape, size and strength. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
You may need a crown if you have:
- a large filling, where there isn’t enough tooth left.
- a discoloured tooth
- a tooth than underwent root canal treatment
- a weak tooth that has to be protected.
Why dental crown is needed?
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
Does it look natural?
Yes, impressions are taken on the day of your visit and sent out to a dental laboratory. Along with a shape, size and colour code to match your other teeth perfectly.
How should I take care of my crown?
Avoid chewing on hard foods or ice. Also avoid teeth grinding.
How long does it take to get a crown?
Initially, we will remove decay, prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown, and fit it with a temporary crown made of a plastic material. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown. Once the tooth is shaped, the dentist will take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together.
The impressions will then be given to the dental technician, along with an appropriate shade and other information needed for the crown to be made. On your next visit we take off the temporary crown and fit the final crown, cementing it into place so you have a new, beautiful-looking tooth.
What is a crown made of?
New materials are constantly being introduced as dental technology advances. Here are some popular choices: Porcelain bonded to precious (or non-precious) metal. This is what most crowns are made from. A metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it.
How much does it cost?
- Porcelain fused to metal crown on tooth is available from €395.
- Porcelain fused to metal crown on implant €425.
- Full ceramic crown €595.
- Zirconium-oxide crown on tooth €595.
- Zirconium-oxide crown on implant €625.
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