What are crowns?

Dental crowns are the visible part of the tooth, sitting above the gum line. An artificial crown covers this part of the tooth when it becomes damaged, protecting the natural tooth from further decay. 

Dental crowns are an excellent treatment type for teeth that have severely decayed, are falling apart or have lost quite a bit of tooth structure. Usually, a root canal treatment is followed by placing a crown to reinforce the tooth.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped ceramic tops that sit over a broken down tooth. They provide strength, stability and improve the appearance of a broken tooth by enclosing the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns can also be placed over a dental implant.

Procedure for Getting a Dental Crown?

If you are looking for a dental crown in Ipswich, our cosmetic dentists offer custom made crowns. Typically, it takes a couple of appointments with our dentist. Overall, you will need two to three appointments with our dentist.



  • Removal of decay, a root canal or sometimes both treatments can be completed in a single visit
  • The dentist will prepare the tooth by trimming the tooth to create a base for the crown
  • Your dentist then takes the impressions of the teeth and surrounding teeth
  • Until your crown is ready, we use a temporary filling to protect the tooth.



  • Removal of temporary filling
  • Placement of crown/teeth cap on the teeth
  • Fine adjustment to ensure an optimal fit, and finally bond the crown to teeth

Types of crowns

You can expect a crown to last 7-10 years and with good oral health, even beyond. Porcelain crowns can last ten years or more, nonetheless, are more prone to cracks and chips.


Depending on the percentage of zirconium used in the crown, it is fair to expect that the crown can last 10-15 years.

If you are interested in dental crowns, give our friendly team a call on 

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