anterior crownWhere a tooth is heavily filled or severely out of line, the ideal way of achieving the best appearance may be with a crown, which covers the tooth with porcelain and also supports it with a full coverage design, which is much stronger than veneers.

Crowning a tooth involves shaving around the outside of a tooth, reducing it in size to a “core”. An impression of the core is then made, and sent to the technician to construct the crown. A temporary crown is usually placed in the meantime. A week after the preparation, the crown can be fitted by the dentist to give a natural tooth like appearance.

A crown can be made from a number of different materials, giving more natural looking appearances. Ask you dentist about the types of materials available.