Porcelain Crown

Porcelain crowns are an aesthetic solution used to restore discoloured, decayed or badly broken down teeth. In this case a root canal tooth that has been previously restored requires a crown.

To make a crown a small percentage of the tooth surface is removed and prepared to specific dimensions, then using putty -like material in a special tray a precise impression is taken of the prepared tooth. Finally a temporary crown will be made to cover the tooth; the impression tray is sent to the dental lab to fabricate a custom-made permanent porcelain crown. After 1 to 2 weeks the permanent crown is ready. The temporary crown is now removed and the new crown is permanently cemented onto the prepared tooth. The size, shape and colour are perfectly matched for the patient’s mouth, the crown is designed and fabricated to withstand everyday use.