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Hamilton Dentists

Crowns

Don't put up with discolored teeth or those that keep breaking! Protect your tooth with a crown.

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps which fit over your teeth. They can be used to protect heavily filled, blackened or root-filled teeth or cosmetically to improve the appearance of teeth. Crowns provide strong, attractive, long term protection. They are usually made of porcelain, and may have a gold or metal core for added strength. Where a natural appearance is not essential (e.g. at the back of your mouth), a gold or other metal crown may be used.

For your crown preparation, our dentist will reduce the size of the existing tooth to make room for the new crown, and then take a mould which is sent to our dental technician. We will fit a temporary crown to cover your tooth until the permanent crown has been made. Once your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will check the fit and appearance before cementing it in place. Most crowns last five to 15 years. For more information give us a call today.