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What are Crowns?
A crown is a tooth-shaped 'cap' that is placed over a tooth. A tooth may require a crown if it is fragile because it has a large filling or because it has had root canal treatment. Crowns may also sometimes be used to change the shape or colour of teeth to improve their appearance for cosmetic reasons.
Crowns are usually made of tooth coloured ceramic porcelain for aesthetics and a precious metal substructure for strength. Although traditional metal-ceramic systems may not perform as well aesthetically, they nevertheless do have bio-mechanical advantages and should be considered in situations where aesthetics are not the major driving factor.
All ceramic crowns now offer incredible aesthetics for a truly beautiful smile. We work closely with highly skilled dental technicians who use all ceramic crown techniques, to give you a completely new smile or match a single tooth more seamlessly into your existing smile.