Crowns (sometimes called “caps”) are placed where the surface of the tooth is badly broken down, or where a heavily filled tooth needs to be restored. Modern all-ceramic crowns are shade matched to the other teeth and placed over the required tooth after it has been prepared.
They offer excellent aesthetics and strength, and can contribute to masking an unsightly tooth from an otherwise beautiful smile.
The treatment normally takes 2 visits. On the first visit the tooth is prepared and an impression taken, and a temporary crown is placed to cover the prepared tooth. At the 2nd visit the crown is cemented in place.
This patient has had old crowns on the upper middle teeth replaced