A crown may be recommended to strengthen and improve a tooth’s appearance if it has been broken or weakened by decay or a large filling. Crowns are shaped like natural teeth and fit over your existing tooth.

Crowns are made of porcelain, gold or a combination of metal covered with tooth-coloured porcelain by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. Your dentist will take time to explain the different types of crowns that are suitable for you, enabling you to make an informed decision when deciding which material to choose.