A crown is a custom made outer cover or “cap” that is placed over a deteriorated tooth in order to restore its form and function. It can be made of porcelain or gold and is a good, long term restorative option. The process of having a tooth crowned takes two appointments.
- On the first appointment the tooth is prepared and a mould of it is sent to an Australian dental laboratory where the crown is made.
- On the second appointment, the crown is cemented in place.
In some instances where there are missing teeth between two other teeth, a bridge can be placed to restore the gap. This is a non-removable restoration, consisting of artificial teeth which are held in place by crowns on the teeth either side of the gap.