A dental crown is an artificial replacement that fits over the remaining portion of a tooth, giving it the look of a genuine tooth. A crown is also known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an excellent approach to repairing cracked, weak, or decaying teeth. They are typically made of gold, porcelain, or a combination of the two.

When Should You Get a Dental Crown?

Crowns are used to restore teeth that have the following conditions:

  • Undergone Root Canal Treatment.
  • Where there is significant tooth loss.
  • Where restoration was done.
  • To replace old crowns. 
  • To keep restored teeth from breaking again.
  • To improve an appearance.
  • To repair fractured teeth and avoid further damage.

Children Get Dental Crowns to:

  • Save a broken tooth that is decaying. 
  • To provide support for a filling.
  • To preserve a tooth that is prone to decay.
  • To reduce the amount of anaesthesia.

Dental Crown Procedure

A proper clinical evaluation is performed, and an X-ray is taken.

Digital scans of the tooth will be used to prepare it before it is sent to the dental laboratory. Following that, a temporary crown will be installed. We are one of the few clinics in the UK that uses the iTero digital scanning equipment, which uses a hand-held wand to create a 3D and digital image of your teeth rather than a traditional rubber mould. The digital image is then electronically transmitted to the laboratory, which expedites the manufacturing process.

The digital scanner assists in resolving issues with impressions and moulds, which were previously required for crowns.

After it has been returned from the laboratory, the last crown is installed.

Our Dental Practice in Paisley Offers many Types of Dental Crowns

Ceramic Crowns

All ceramic crowns contain no grey metal and can be used on the front teeth. If the gum recedes over time, there will be no obvious grey border.

Metal Ceramic Crowns

Metal Ceramic crowns, which have a metal core and are made of porcelain, are commonly used on back teeth. Thin porcelain layers, on the other hand, are more prone to fracture than other crowns.

Zirconium Crowns

Back teeth are fitted with these crowns. Because they do not contain porcelain, the risk of crown breakage is minimised. Gold crowns require more drilling than zirconium crowns.

Gold Crowns

These are the most durable crowns that can be used on rear teeth. Gold crowns require the least amount of tooth preparation.


Is a Dental Crown Needed?

You may require a dental crown for a variety of reasons. A crown may be an excellent option to improve dental health and aesthetics if you have tooth discolouration from an earlier filling/procedure, decay, or if you must protect a tooth. If you have a bad toothache, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to see if a dental crown would help.

How Long Does a Crown Last?

Your new crown should endure between 5 and 15 years. Regular check-ups and proper cleanliness habits may extend the life of your dental crown to 25-30 years.

Is it possible for my Crown to be Visible?

We will match the shade of your dental crown to the colour of your surrounding teeth. Blessing Dental Care will assist you in restoring your confident smile.

Will I Notice a Difference After my Crown is in Place?

You are going to notice that the treated area is slightly different from the rest of your mouth. This, however, will pass in a few days. If it persists, please contact us and we will make any required changes.

How Many Visits to the Dentist Do I Need?

A dental crown will require at least two consultations to be fitted. On the initial visit, your tooth will be prepared for the crown, and an impression of the tooth will be taken. A temporary crown will then be fitted over your prepared tooth. The temporary crown will be removed during the second visit to the dental clinic, and the final crown will be adjusted, fitted, and cemented into place.

Will I Have to Get New Crowns?

If your dental crowns are damaged or worn down, please contact us for a replacement. We will have to remove the crown and replace it with a temporary crown while the new crown is being made.