Crowns fit over unsightly or badly broken down teeth to provide complete coverage – restoring strength, shape and aesthetics, and protecting the root. They offer an effective restorative treatment for broken teeth, those with a large filling or those weakened by extensive decay. They can also be used to attach to a dental implant or as support for a bridge or denture.

We offer a range of options regarding the materials used to make your crowns, including porcelain bonded crowns, all porcelain, e-max ceramic and precious metals such as gold shell crowns. We also offer a personalised laboratory service for e-max crowns and use a very talented laboratory technician who will meet with you to discuss colour matching and the shape of your crown.

The Treatment and Fitting Process

  1. We prepare your tooth by removing a layer of the outer surface so the crown will fit comfortably.
  2. We take impressions (moulds) of the prepared tooth and note the shade of your natural teeth so a realistic looking crown can be produced.
  3. To protect your prepared tooth between appointments, we cover it with a temporary restoration.


It is wise to avoid overly sticky foods straight after a crown fitting, but after a day or so, you will be able to eat, drink and brush your teeth as normal. Just take a little care because, even though a crown is made from a strong material, it may break if subjected to unnecessary force. So don’t open anything with your teeth and try not to bite your nails or chew pen tops.


Frequently Asked Questions

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance.

Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, resin, metal, and a combination of these materials.

You might need a dental crown if your tooth is severely decayed, cracked, or weakened. A crown can help to protect your tooth and prevent further damage.
The lifespan of a dental crown depends on several factors, such as the quality of the crown, the oral hygiene habits of the patient, and the location of the crown. On average, dental crowns can last between 10-15 years with proper care.
The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay or damage and taking impressions of the tooth to create the crown. A temporary crown may be placed on the tooth while the permanent crown is being made. During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is placed and cemented onto the tooth.
No, dental crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth. However, dental bridges or implants can be used to replace missing teeth.
Yes, dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, such as to improve the appearance of a misshapen or discoloured tooth.