Please see below for further information on crowns.
Some further information:
|A crown is a protective cover placed over a tooth|
|It acts a ‘crash helmet’ to protect the tooth underneath|
|Crowns are usually placed on a heavily filled tooth or following a root canal treatment|
|There are normally two stages to making a crown|
|Firstly, the tooth will be prepared and an impression taken. You will usually be numb for this part|
|At the second visit, the crown is cemented in place. Usually, this does not require any local anaesthetic|
|You will usually be aware of the newly fitted crown for up to 2 weeks, but it will gradually bed in|
|It is important to maintain a good level of oral hygiene around a crown by thoroughly brushing and flossing|
|There are two main types of crown that can be fitted; metal or tooth coloured|
|Under the NHS, metal crowns are placed on molars and tooth coloured crowns are fitted on pre-molars and incisors|
See the pictures below for a before and after photo of a white crown.
See the pictures below for a before and after photo of a metal crown.
See the video below to help you understand the process of fitting a crown: