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Crowns are restorations that completely cover or replace a tooth.
Do I need a crown?
If one of your teeth has been weakened by extensive dental treatment or an accident, a crown may be something you will want to consider. A crown will not only make your tooth stronger, but it can also improve the look of your tooth cosmetically.
Different types of crowns:
• Porcelain bonded crowns
• All-ceramic or zirconia based crowns
• Precious metal crowns
Do I need anaesthetic for this treatment?
For maximum comfort during the procedure, your dentist will usually administer anaesthetic prior to the treatment.
Alternatives to crowns:
If your dentist feels a crown is not appropriate, they will discuss this in your appointment and talk to you about any alternatives available such as a more extensive direct filling or inlay.
Overview of the procedure:
Similar to the procedure with placing a bridge, the tooth may be prepared to allow room for the crown to seat comfortably and an impression is taken for our laboratory to manufacture it. A second appointment is required a week or two later to have the crown fitted once the dentist and patient are satisfied with how the crown looks and feels
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