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A crown is like a special sleeve made of metal or porcelain, or both, that goes over a damaged or weak tooth. If the crown is looked after like a natural tooth, it should last for many years. Crowns can be used to protect a damaged tooth or to improve the look of a tooth.

The tooth will be shaped so that, with the artificial crown, it will be the same size as a normal tooth. Preparation time will depend on how damaged the tooth is and whether it needs to be built up with a filling and it might have to be root-filled first. Your dentist will use a soft mouldable material to make an exact impression of the tooth that is to be crowned, as well as the nearby teeth. A dental technician will use this to make the crown the exact height and size needed.

A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is put over the tooth until the permanent one is made. You can chew on a temporary crown but it won’t be as strong as the finished one. When the crown is fitted, we will make small adjustments if required to make sure you can bite comfortably.

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Banchory Dental Practice - Aberdeenshire

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9 Station Road
AB31 5XX