Dental Crowns in Wellington| City Dentists Ltd

Dental Crowns

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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and/or to improve its appearance.

The crown, when cemented (glued) into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

When is a crown needed?


A dental crown may be needed to:

  1. Protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  2. Restore an already broken/badly decayed tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left, thus increasing its strength
  4. Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth to improve its appearance
  5. Hold a dental bridge in place
  6. Cover a dental implant
Porcelain Crowns

Are there different type of crowns?

Crowns can be made from different materials:

  1. All Ceramic (Porcelain)
  2. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)
  3. All Metal (Gold)

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You probably have questions. We can answer them and, based on an analysis of your situation, tell you whether a dental crown would be right for you. To have a crown you should have healthy gums and adequate tooth structure to retain the crown.

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