A crown is a type of dental restoration that is used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened due to decay or have a large filling in place.

A crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth which makes it strong whilst also giving it the shape of a natural tooth. The crown will also be tooth coloured – giving the restoration a more natural appearance whilst fitting in with the rest of your teeth.

A crown can be a good solution if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance, or if you have had a root canal treatment you would need a crown to protect the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down as if it was a real tooth.
Besides having dental implants, there are two main ways to replace missing teeth.

The first option is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second option is with a fixed bridge. A bridge is used when there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are on one side of the mouth – they bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

There are a number of reasons why you should replace missing teeth, it becomes more difficult to eat or chew food, food can become trapped in open spaces, increasing the risk of decay and gum disease and also this can lead to face shape alteration – changing your appearance.