At Camberley Dental Practice we use the best material available and the latest technology to ensure that our patients receive the best treatment.
Crowns and Bridges
What is a crown?
The crown of a tooth is that part which is visible in the mouth. An artificial crown completely covers a weak tooth above the gum line and protects it. Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth and will restore the strength of a tooth and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth.
When do I need a crown?
- To improve the appearance of a tooth.
- If the tooth is weakened by a very large filling.
- If the tooth has a large discoloured filling and you would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
- Following root canal treatment, a crown may be required to protect the tooth.
- If you have a damaged tooth due to an accident, a crown is an ideal way to restore your tooth.
What materials are used for making a crown?
Crowns are made from various materials depending on the clinical diagnosis and personal preferences.
- Porcelain bonded to precious metal.
- Metal-free crowns (pure porcelain) giving them a more natural appearance and biological accepted by the gum.
- Gold crown (solid precious metal): these are very strong and are mainly used at the back teeth where they can't be seen.
If you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge may be fitted to stop the surrounding teeth from moving out of place and will be anchored by one or more crowns to restore the appearance and function.