When the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, is badly damaged or otherwise defective, it can be repaired by crowning.
Severely damaged teeth and tooth colour, position and abnormal shape can be corrected with a ceramic crown or a porcelain crown. Crowning strengthens the tooth and enhances its appearance.
Crowning is a good option, for example, if there is extensive dental decay in a tooth and it has already been filled several times, or if the tooth has undergone root canal therapy. A crown can be made of gold, various alloys or ceramics, for example.
Often, it is necessary to shape the tooth a little before crowning, meaning that the dentist hones the patient’s tooth into a support pillar on which the crown will be fixed. If the tooth is missing, the crown is fixed onto an implant.
A crown can be made using various methods. The fastest option is a crown made at the clinic using CAD-CAM technique; the tooth receives its final shape and appearance the very same day (Cerec). A crown can also be made conventionally at a dental laboratory, in which case a dental technician prepares an individual crown that suits the patient’s occlusion based on casts made by a dentist. New techniques also allow replication without casting agents in connection with crowning (iTero).
When a dentist has determined that you need a crown.
At Oral, state-of-the-art CEREC systems are available at the City, Erottaja, Hakaniemi, Imatra, Joensuu, Kamppi, Lahti, Oulu Galleria, Pori, Savonlinna, Tampere Sumeliuksenkatu, Tapiola and Korso, Vantaa. At clinics without a Cerec system, ceramic crowns can also be made at a laboratory.