Porcelain Crowns and Fillings

Crowns are tooth-shaped covers that are placed on front or back teeth. Porcelain crowns can be very life-like and beautiful. This procedure is carried out on heavily filled or cracked teeth which are weak and susceptible to breaking. A crown will protect and preserve these teeth and may be the only possible long-term treatment.

The outer layer of the existing tooth and filling is reshaped making it slightly undersized and a mould is taken. This information is sent to the laboratory so that the crown can be made to precisely fit. A temporary cover seals the area while the permanent crown is fabricated. The crown is checked for fit and appearance and then cemented or bonded.

Before and after photos of porcelain crowns

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