Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a custom-made cap that looks like a tooth. It is placed over the tooth or teeth in question and is either for protection purposes or for cosmetic enhancement.

Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength, as well as improving its overall appearance.

Why are Dental Crowns needed?

Dental crowns are used for many reasons, including:

  • restoring a chipped or cracked tooth
  • protecting a weak tooth
  • supporting a dental bridge
  • disguising a misshaped or discoloured tooth

What is a CEREC Crown?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a ceramic crown that is designed, made and inserted in one single visit.

Our modern technology can get the job done with:

  • no unpleasant impression material
  • no bothersome temporary prosthesis
  • no follow-up appointment
  • long term stability

What is involved?

  1. A camera captures the area to be treated
  2. The crown is created as a 3D model on the computer
  3. The restoration created on the computer is milled from a ceramic block
  4. The finished ceramic restoration is inserted into the mouth.