A crown is like a thimble fitted over a prepared tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials from glass ceramic to metals. Our default crown is an EMax all-glass ceramic crown, designed for its aesthetic and functional properties.
Crowns or caps are usually constructed using glass ceramic or glass ceramic reinforced with metal.
Modern techniques and materials make it possible to fabricate beautiful crowns which are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Occasionally we recommend metal (gold or chrome) crowns for teeth at the back of your mouth, where space can be limited and where strength is paramount.
We allow an hour to prepare for a crown and will always ensure that you leave with a secure and aesthetic tooth in place during the crowns manufacture (2-3 weeks).