What is a dental crown?
A crown (or cap) is a custom-made dental restoration that fits perfectly over an existing tooth to restore or change its shape and appearance.
Crowns were traditionally made from metal, but in recent years, porcelain (ceramic) and porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns have been preferred, because the material looks just like real tooth enamel while still being strong and long-lasting.
Crowns may be fitted over teeth that have been chipped, fractured or worn down by erosion or teeth grinding, or they can be an alternative to a filling for larger cavities. Crowns are also used in other dental procedures, such as for sealing a tooth after a root canal and supporting a bridge.
Dental crown procedure
To make sure your crown is a perfect fit, our dentists in Burwood will take impressions of your tooth and the surrounding teeth and use these to design your custom restoration.
We'll place a temporary crown over your tooth while your custom crown is being made, which can take up to a week. We'll then arrange a fitting appointment where our dentists will check that your crown feels comfortable before bonding it over your tooth.