Crowns, also known as "caps" are made over two visits. They are strong, tooth shaped restorations that are permanently fitted over the prepared tooth.
There are a wide variety of cases when a crown may be required:
> Broken or heavily filled teeth
> Discoloured teeth/fillings
> Root filled teeth, to protect the weakened tooth
> To hold a bridge or denture firmly in place
The procedure for making a crown is carried out over two visits. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared, as required. Impressions are taken, and a temporary crown is then made from a plastic material and fitted, so that you are not left with a gap whilst the crown is being made. The impressions are sent off to the laboratory, along with the shade and the lab technicians create the crown.
At the second visit, approximately two weeks later, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is fitted with a strong bond.