Crowns are artificial restorations which fit over your prepared tooth. They are used primarily when your natural tooth is quite badly broken down and is too weak to support a conventional filling.
Traditionally, crowns were made from metal for strength, or porcelain for front teeth where aesthetics are more important. Often, the two materials were combined in a crown fabricated from porcelain bonded to metal alloy. These often left an unsightly black line at the gum margin.
Modern crown materials have undergone somewhat of a revolution over recent years and whilst we still occasionally use gold crowns, most crowns provided at Orange Tree Dental will be made from highly aesthetic ceramic. Utilising the latest in modern technology we can digitally scan your teeth without the need to use messy impression materials. Your crown or bridge is then digitally designed and milled to the finest margin creating a peerless fit.
At Orange Tree Dental, we believe that only you and us should know which teeth are crowned!