Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain, ceramic, composite, gold, titanium
We supply a wide range of high quality crowns from a spectrum of different materials including porcelain, ceramic and gold.
A crown, also known as a cap, is a form of dental restoration which is used to strengthen a tooth which has been weakened by injury or decay. Crowns are often used when a cavity has become too large to fill in the conventional way or when there has been a root canal treatment.
Sometimes a crown is used to anchor a dental bridge which in turn helps to secure a denture.
We make all sorts of crowns including temporary crowns while your permanent crown is being made for you.
Permanent crowns include all-metal, all-ceramic or a combination of metal fused to ceramic crowns. Porcelain crowns tend to be the most popular as they are least expenisve yet pleasing to the eye. The ceramic or combination of metal fused to ceramic are stronger but are more expensive.
All-metal crowns are made from gold or non-precious metals. These crowns are strong and durable but are highly visible when smiling. Gold crowns can be used for back teeth where they are not so visible.
Before fitting a crown we will tell you about the range of materials we can offer and recommend the best options for you.
Please note that as our dental laboratory technicians work hand in hand with our dentists they get the added advantage to simulate and examine aspects of your bite and jaw movements from a variety of angles, and then sculpt your dental crown so it has the ideal shape.
With a dental filling, the dentist has far less control over the restoration’s final contours because it is often difficult for them to visualize, evaluate, or access to the tooth they’re working on.