Crowns have the ability to rebuild the feel, form and function of heavily damaged teeth.

Crowns can be placed on teeth that are still alive (with a healthy nerve) or on teeth that have died and the infection has been successfully treated by root canal treatment. These are custom designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.

The nerve of a tooth has to be healthy before committing to a crown.  If your tooth has died and had root canal treatment, an X-ray needs to be taken to check that all the infection has healed before proceeding with a crown.  There is no point placing a crown on top if there are problems with the insides of the tooth.  If there are any issues during testing, then those issues need to be addressed first.  If those issues cannot be addressed successfully, then the tooth may require extraction.