Crowns fit neatly over unsightly or broken teeth, providing complete coverage and restoring strength, shape and appearance. They offer an aesthetic restoration for broken, decayed or discoloured teeth, or those with large fillings.

Made from porcelain, ceramic or metal alloys, crowns can also be used on teeth that have had root canal treatment or secured to dental implants to replace missing teeth. They are matched in size, shape and colour to sit comfortably alongside existing teeth.

As long as crowns are looked after carefully, by avoiding very hard or chewy foods and thoroughly cleaning teeth, they can last for years.

Treatment steps

  • A layer of enamel is removed from the tooth to accommodate the crown.
  • Impressions of the prepared tooth are taken and sent away to our laboratory.
  • To protect the tooth between appointments, it may be covered with a temporary crown.
  • When ready, this temporary crown is removed and the new permanent one fixed in place with a strong dental cement.

To find out more about dental crowns at our dental practice near Woolwich and Blackheath, call 02088 560660, email or visit our contact page.