What is a Crown?

Another name for this is a ‘restoration’: it is a synthetic type of tooth which is produced from a range of materials and has a similar shape and color to a natural tooth.

Crowns are often made from porcelain, ceramic or even gold. Sometimes they are a combination of several materials. These are the end result of a fusion between several metals and a porcelain casing.

There are two types of crowns:

  • All ceramic crowns
  • Metal ceramic crowns

Porcelain and ceramic crowns are considered superior to the others which are due to the quality of the materials used. Plus they have a natural looking appearance and fit in well with your existing teeth.


Advantages of Cosmetic Crowns
  • Repair a damaged or broken tooth as a result of an accident or injury.
  • Hides the results of bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Strengthens the tooth after root canal surgery
  • Extra protection for the tooth after a large filling
  • Prevents the further spread of decay in a weakened tooth
  • Repair a tooth or teeth which are too severely damaged for direct composite bonding

Crowns can last for up to 15 years.