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A dental crown covers the whole tooth. Its function is to protect the tooth

  • when it has a very large filling
  • If the tooth is cracked
  • if a tooth has had root canal treatment

Other reasons could be for aesthetic purposes such as

  • Discolouration
  • Cracks
  • Worn teeth

They can be placed on front and back teeth.

Crowns on front teeth
Crowns on back teeth

Gold and porcelain crown

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain and non- precious/ precious metal
  • Gold
  • Gold and porcelain

The type of material used is dependent on whether the tooth placement is front or a back and how severely it is damaged and on your preferences. There are pros and cons to each of the materials used and these are fully discussed when appropriate so that an informed decision can be made.

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