Why should I have a crown?

Crowns are commonly used to repair damage that has affected the structure and functionality of a tooth. As they replace the whole outside structure of the tooth, they are a full rebuild for teeth that need an overall restoration. For teeth that have had multiple fillings, extensive decay and general damage, a crown is the way forward.

In some cases, your dentist may use a crown to restore a tooth following a root canal treatment for an aesthetic and reliable finish. They can also be used to support a dental bridge and be fixed to a dental implant.

What does the treatment involve?


We examine your teeth, ensuring that the internal structure of the tooth is intact and no signs of infection are present.


We prepare the tooth to be crowned by removing a layer of structure, making sure we leave a strong core. We take impressions of your teeth and make a note of their colour so your crown can be made to match the shade perfectly.


Your crown is made in a specialised dental lab. When ready, we ensure you are happy with it before fixing it securely into place.

Any questions?

Treatment results

Before After

Before treatment

This gentleman had always disliked his discoloured and worn teeth.

After treatment

Eight ceramic crowns created this dramatic result.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How can I look after my crown?

    The best way to care for your crown is to keep up with excellent oral hygiene at home, including brushing and flossing twice a day. This will help keep your mouth healthy and free from bacteria and decay. It is also important to visit your dentist for regular check up appointments so they can keep an eye on your crown.

  • Can my crown become stained?

    Crowns are very durable, but they can become stained over time, especially if you drink a lot of tea, coffee and red wine, or are a smoker. However, they are less likely to become stained than natural teeth. Ensure you brush your teeth twice a day to keep staining at bay.

  • What will my crown be made from?

    Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including metal or ceramic. Ceramic crowns are the most popular and commonly used, due to their aesthetic qualities and ability to provide a restoration which blends seamlessly into your smile.

How to visit

We are conveniently located in the heart of Middleton St George, near Darlington. Please get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions – we are happy to help.

3 Middleton Lane, Middleton-St-George,
Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 1BW
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