• Soar Valley Dental Practice

    I have been a patient of Soar Valley Dental Practice for sixteen years.

    As most definitely not a twice yearly check up patient but as " a complex had to have it all patient " I feel qualified in recommending the practice for their professionalism and expertise...

  • Soar Valley Dental Practice

    I have been a patient at Soar Valley Dental Practice for over twenty years. During that time I have always found the dentists, dental hygienists and support staff to be friendly and helpful, with a good sense of humour and above all a very professional approach to their work.

  • Soar Valley Dental Practice

    Just a short note to say how pleased I was with the four crowns you fitted last week, I was delighted with the result and very glad I took your advice. I was surprised how quickly and comfortably the time passed – definitely a good result for us both. Kind regards.

  • Soar Valley Dental Practice

    I have had exceptional treatment from all the staff here. I came as a new patient and have been treated well by all concerned. I would recommend the practice to anyone.

  • Soar Valley Dental Practice

    Ash is the most gentle, polite and professional dentist I have ever visited in over 40 years. The background music and bird song is very relaxing. Well done everyone!

  • Soar Valley Dental Practice

    I have been coming to this dental surgery for the past twenty years. I have been very impressed with the care given by the dentists. Ash has always been very considerate and easy to talk to about problems I have had with my teeth.


Dental crowns are restorations placed on top of a tooth that has been weakened by decay or injury. They provide extra strength as well as approving the appearance of the tooth, and are also commonly placed after root canal therapy.

Tooth-coloured crowns can also be used to make a discoloured tooth look better, and may be placed to hold a bridge or denture in position.

Some people refer to crowns as “caps” that sit on top of the teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, from porcelain and ceramic to glass and even gold. These days most patients prefer tooth-coloured crowns, which are commonly made from porcelain or ceramic and are closely matched to the natural colour of your teeth.

If we find that you need a crown, you will need at least two appointments. At the first appointment your dentist will first prepare the tooth, making it into the perfect shape to receive the crown. This involves removing a layer of the outer surface of the tooth, leaving a strong inner core. The crown will be made to exactly the same thickness as the amount of tooth removed.

Once the tooth has been shaped, your dentist will take an impression of it, along with an impression of the other jaw and possibly one to show how your teeth bite together. These impressions are then sent to our laboratory, along with information about the shade of your crown and any other supporting information required, where our skilled dental technicians will create your crown.

You will have a temporary crown fitted while your permanent one is being made up. When it is ready, you will be called in for a second appointment at which your dentist will check the crown fits properly and make sure that you are entirely happy with it before fixing it in place with a firm dental adhesive.

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