A crown is a type of cap that completely covers a real tooth. It’s made from either metal, or porcelain and metal, and is fixed in your mouth. Crowns can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed or been damaged, or just to make a tooth look better.

To fit a crown, the old tooth will need to be drilled down so it’s like a small peg the crown will be fixed onto. A crown usually takes 2 weeks to arrive back from the lab, but you will have a temporary cover over the tooth to protect it. The cost of crowns can vary significantly depending on the materials that have been chosen to construct the crown.