Crowns are used for teeth which need to be strengthened either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling or have had root canal therapy.

A crown is a cap fitted over a damaged tooth to restore its function and appearance, and crowns made from tooth coloured porcelain produce the best cosmetic effects.

How it works

To make a crown, an impression of the tooth is taken and sent to our dental technician who crafts a highly accurate shape, which may take a few weeks, during which time you will be fitted with a temporary crown. The permanent crown is matched to fit the natural colour of your teeth and it is fitted with a special adhesive designed to make it last for up to 20 years with proper care.

A crown can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left, and can be used to attach a bridge or protect a weak tooth from breaking. It’s a good solution for teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped, or after root canal therapy when teeth can become brittle as a result of losing nerves and blood supply.

If you have damaged or painful teeth, book a consultation with Dr Ruparelia at Tewkesbury Dental to discuss whether crowns are suitable for you.

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