If you have a damaged tooth that can’t be fixed by a filling alone, a dental crown can provide a protective cap that looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth.

What are dental crowns used for?

  • Protecting teeth that have large fillings, are broken down or weakened
  • Restoring broken teeth
  • Hiding poorly shaped teeth and creating a more beautiful smile
  • Strengthening teeth that are root-filled and prone to fracturing
  • Closing wide spaces between teeth

From the minute you pick up the phone to make an appointment, to the moment you leave the practice, our friendly, experienced team will be here for you.

Benefits of crowns

Because crowns cover the whole tooth, they protect the teeth from further cavities or fractures, and are easy to clean and maintain. They are incredibly strong and, if looked after properly, they can last a lifetime. Plus, they look and feel just like your own teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural looking smile.


The process

We’ll take a digital scan of your teeth and an impression for a temporary crown to be made while your permanent crown is being created. The dental technician will use this scan to create a natural-looking crown.

Before fitting the crown, we’ll remove any weakened parts of your tooth and then shape and prepare so that it is ready to hold the crown. Once the permanent crown is ready, we will then check it for fit, shape, bite and colour before cementing it in place.

Contact us to see how dental crowns could transform your smile.


What are crowns made of?
Dental crowns are made of either porcelain, zirconia or a metal alloy, or a combination. Porcelain is usually used for teeth at the front of the mouth, as it looks and feels very similar to natural teeth.
Will part of my tooth have to be removed?
Some healthy tooth material will need to be removed during the process, but in return, you will have a strong, durable and beautiful looking tooth that is protected from further damage.
Will it hurt?
We will provide you with anaesthetic so that you won’t be in pain while your crown is being fitted. Afterwards, you may experience some sensitivity and discomfort, including a little soreness around the gum. This should subside in around two or three days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.
Can crowns be removed?
Dental crowns are cemented onto your own teeth, so they can only be removed by a dentist.
What are the alternatives to crowns?
Crowns are the best option to cover teeth that are badly damaged or decayed. However, if you are mostly interested in improving the look of your teeth, then veneers may be a good option for you.
How do I look after a dental crown?
To keep your teeth healthy, we recommend a good brushing and flossing regime, along with regular dental check-ups and dental hygiene visits. You may also want to avoid sticky and hard foods that cause extra pressure on both teeth and crowns.

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