Restoring teeth with dental crowns

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a 'cap'.

When are crowns used?

Dental crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
  • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Book a consultation

Please contact our practice Worcester Park near Kingston if you are interested in crowns or any of our other restorative or cosmetic treatments.

This page was last updated on the 27th of February 2014