Dental Crowns

What are crowns?

Crowns are like a protective jacket that sits over a tooth.

What are crowns made of?

In virtually all cases, Dr James Russell will use all-ceramic crowns. The latest materials mean that ceramic crowns are just as strong as metal crowns but look much better!

Why would I need a crown?

When a tooth is very broken down, very discolored or heavily filled - a crown is needed to both restore and protect the remaining tooth.

What else can crowns do?

All ceramic crowns can be used to:
  • Straighten teeth
  • Close gaps
  • Mask discolored teeth
  • Repair broken teeth
  • Restore worn teeth
  • Strengthen teeth

They can be used on their own or as part of a bigger smile makeover.

How long do crowns last?

Crowns should look and function at their best for 10-15 years. After that time some of the surface luster may have dulled or margins become more visible but replacement is likely to be optional rather than a clinical requirement.

Will I get a black margin?

The margins of a new crown will be completely hidden so your new crowns looks just like a real tooth. All ceramic crowns also have no dark metal inside which can make the margin more visible.

How is the shade matched?

Matching a crown perfectly to natural teeth is very hard! Dr James Russell uses the latest digital techniques and also custom shade taking by world class technicians to ensure the results are beyond expectations.

What is the clinical procedure?

Any dental procedure must be carefully planned and perfectly executed and Dr James Russell has had vast experience in placing crowns to the highest, award winning standard so you can sure that you're getting the best.

There are several key stages involved:

  1. Preparation for the crown and place a great looking temporary.
  2. If at the front of the mouth see the technician for a custom shade.
  3. Fit the real crown.