About dental crowns
Crowns are designed to protect and strengthen teeth that have fallen victim to damage or decay. They can be made of porcelain or metal, or a fusion of the two. This makes them both strong and nice to look at! You might need a crown if you’ve got a big cavity, have had root canal treatment or have injured your tooth.
There are two stages for placing a crown. In the first, your dentist will get rid of all the decay and give your teeth a good clean and shape. They’ll make a mould to use as a template for your crown and in your next appointment, they’ll fit your brand new restoration so it looks just like a natural tooth.
Hygiene for a crown
When your crown is in place, you can look after it just like you do your natural teeth. Crowns can’t decay, but the little area where it joins with your real tooth can, so good oral hygiene is a must to make sure your mouth stays happy and healthy.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns are built to last for many years, as long as you keep up with a good oral hygiene routine and look after your pearly whites.