If unsightly teeth are spoiling your smile, crowns can offer a neat, natural-coloured cover up.
They fit completely over a whole tooth, concealing defects caused by chips, decay, discolouration or large fillings. Made from a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic, they can also be used to support a dental bridge or affixed to a dental implant.
Crowns are commonly used to repair damage that has affected the structure and functionality of a tooth. As they replace the whole outside structure of the tooth, they are a full rebuild for teeth that need an overall restoration. For teeth that have had multiple fillings, extensive decay and general damage, a crown is the way forward.
In some cases, your dentist may use a crown to restore a tooth following a root canal treatment for an aesthetic and reliable finish.