Covering a damaged tooth with a porcelain crown can give it increased support and strength and substantially improve its appearance. The crown covers the whole tooth surface and the porcelain has a natural look.
The surface of the damaged tooth is carefully prepared and a cast of the tooth is created, from which the crown is made. A temporary crown is fitted while the new permanent crown is being prepared – usually up to six weeks. The permanent crown is then cemented in place.
In some cases a metal (or metal inside porcelain) crown may be a more desirable choice, particularly for back teeth that are not as visible. Gold is often the material of choice here.
Your dentist at Warrnambool Dental can assess your teeth to see whether a crown is a suitable option for you and which crown material is appropriate.