The teeth are strong and sturdy, but occasionally they need running repairs. If your tooth is infected, broken or damaged as a result of oral disease, an accident or a sports injury, we can provide restorative treatment to strengthen and protect the tooth and enable you to enjoy eating and chatting without any pain. Our crowns are made from the highest quality materials and we are able to offer same-day treatment using Cerec as well as crowns crafted by skilled dental technicians. Crowns are sometimes referred to as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth and they are usually recommended when a tooth is infected, the cavity is too large for a filling, the tooth has been weakened by decay or the tooth is broken as a result of trauma or an injury. Crowns are also commonly fitted following root canal treatment and dental implant treatment. Each crown is custom-made to make sure that it fits over the top of the natural tooth and the tooth is prepared in advance of the placement of the crown; this involves removing the decayed or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth. With a crown in place, the tooth will be stronger and more resistant to damage in the future and there will be a reduced risk of any infections spreading through the tooth to the root canals. Our crowns and durable and robust and they should last for around 10 years if they are cared for well; although the material used to make the crown cannot decay, it is possible for the tooth tissue where the crown joints the natural tooth to decay, so good oral hygiene is essential. We can use a variety of different materials to create crowns, including ceramics, which produce beautiful, natural aesthetics.