Crowns are like a protective jacket that sits over a tooth.
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!
When a tooth is very broken down, very discolored or heavily filled - a crown is needed to both restore and protect the remaining tooth.
They can be used on their own or as part of a bigger smile makeover.
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.
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.
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.
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: