The outside of a tooth is made up of strong and hard enamel. However, teeth can break or become weakened due to;
- extensive decay
- large fillings
- root canal treatment
- trauma (physical injury to the tooth – falling etc)
- age-related wear and tear
Dental crowns are customised caps placed over individual teeth, either to protect damaged and weakened teeth or to enhance their appearance (shape, size and/or shade of a tooth can be optimised).
Full ceramic crowns look very natural and can be made to match the shade of adjusting teeth. When one tooth requires correction, a crown is used. When multiple teeth require correction, a bridge is used.