Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

Did you know that unlike dental metal based crowns, an all ceramic Procera crown or bridge does not show a grey line at their base near your gums. THEY ARE ALSO MANUFACTURE-GUARANTEED FOR 5 YEARS.

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Crowns can be either traditional porcelain fused to metal or the more modern and up-market all ceramic Procera crowns.

Reasons for crowns:

Broken or fractured teeth.
Cosmetic enhancement.
Decayed teeth.
Fractured fillings.
Large fillings.
Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate moulds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mould will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately 2 to 4 weeks, however this can be varied according to urgency and situation. Procera crowns have their core manufactured in Sweden and obviously will require a minimum waiting time of 2 weeks. All Procera cores in Europe are manufactured in Sweden.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.