What is a crown?
A crown (sometimes also known as a "cap") is a shell that your dentist makes to fit right over the top of a tooth, strengthening it.
Choosing Your Crown
While there are a vast array of different crowns available, we give our patients a basic guideline, offering you choices for provision of a private crown based on our normal four 'standards' for laboratory-based work:
Premier, Private, Independent and Standard.
Includes the premium systems: Duceragold®, Techceram®, Procera® AllCeram, Vita In-Ceram®, and ArtGlass®.
Give the best possible aesthetic result with superbly realistic
Include porcelain margins to abutment teeth, customised shade matching with accurately
reproduced idiosyncrasies in appearance, reproducing the wide range of shade translucencies and vitality of natural teeth
A cost effective, aesthetic solution to provision of crownwork, maybe not especially suited to crowns at the front of the mouth in patients with a specific aesthetic requirement as aesthetics are not as configurable as Private and Premier restorations.
A basic crown with metal margins for strength on bonded crowns. Limited aesthetics but available in all standard Vita shades. Used for provision of N.H.S. crowns.
for Frequently Asked Questions about Crowns.