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Dental Crowns

Crowns can make a major difference to your smile and your appearance.

What are crowns?

Crowns are artificial tooth-shaped ‘caps’ that are placed on top of a tooth, restoring its strength, size and shape and making it appear natural.

When are crowns necessary?

  • Crowns are used to repair neglected, damaged, weakened or broken teeth.
  • They are the best solution if you’re missing part of a tooth as opposed to a whole tooth.
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling (in particular, one where there isn’t much tooth left).
  • Used to conceal a discolored or misshapen tooth.
  • When there is a need for cosmetic alterations.

 What are the benefits of crowns?

  • More natural-looking teeth.
  • More aesthetic-looking teeth.
  • Crowns are a long-term solution and will last a long time if you look after them.

What are crowns made of?

Crowns are made from a variety of metals. However, our dentists here in Yeovil recommend porcelain over metal as these are more durable and natural-looking, blending in well with your other teeth.

What does the procedure involve?

  • Your dentist at Ilchester will shape your tooth so that it corresponds with the correct internal dimensions.
  • Now your tooth is shaped, our team will make a bespoke impression of the prepared tooth and opposite jaw.
  • The Ilchester dental technician will cast and s can your models and carefully manufacturer your new crown or bridge.
  • You’ll have a temporary crown (made of plastic) to wear whilst our dental technician makes your final crown, made at the preparation appointment.
  • 2-3 weeks later, your crown is ready to be fitted. We will check in order to make sure it’s a perfect fit. It will then be cemented into place.

 crown before - illchester crowns after - illchster  


Natural looking teeth
Protection of weakened teeth
Improved cosmetic appearance
Can reduce the risk of decayed or heavily restored teeth breaking