Dental Crowns in Dartford


A crown is a specially made cap that covers a broken or decayed tooth to restore its shape. Crowns are used in a number of situations – including to support a bridge or cover an implant.

Crowns are permanent and these days are available in a number of different materials – each with particular advantages. For example, metal crowns (such as gold alloy) wear well but cannot be tooth coloured. They are good for teeth that are out of sight when you smile.

Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth but are generally not as hard wearing as metal types. They are best for teeth that are visible when you smile. We will always discuss with you the most suitable option.

While the permanent crown is being specially made and coloured at the dental laboratory, we usually fit an acrylic temporary crown which we make in our practice.

If you look after your permanent crown with the same care as we advise for your natural teeth – brushing twice a day and flossing daily – it will last a long time.

A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling.

Here is how it works:
  1. An impression is taken of the tooth that needs restoring.
  2. A crown is made in the dental laboratory to fit the tooth precisely and match the neighbouring teeth.
  3. The tooth is then prepared and the crown fitted securely on top.

A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.

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Smiledartford Dental Practice
69 The Brent, Dartford, Kent DA1 1YD

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed