Crowns & Onlays

To cover and restore a damaged tooth

What are Crowns & Onlays

A crown (also known as a cap) is a bespoke laboratory made covering placed over the top of your tooth to protect it. An onlay is very similar to a crown and preserves more tooth structure, so is used whenever suitable depending on the clinical situation.

When you might benefit from crown or onlay?

  • If you have a tooth that is weak due to existing decay or has a large failing filling and needs to be protected from collapsing any further
  • To restore a tooth that has either been worn down or broken
  • To support a tooth that has already been extensively filled, where there might not be very much tooth remaining
  • To attach to a dental implant that you’ve had placed
  • Replace a compromised existing crown or onlay

At Clarence Dental Practice we provide a full range of expertly crafted restorations made using all ceramic (metal-free), porcelain bonded to metal and gold materials. The optimal design, choice of material and type of restoration will be thought over based on the individual situation of the tooth.

Many patients find that their crowns and onlays can typically last for 10-15 years or longer if they take good care of them and attend regularly for their routine examinations.

Clarence Dental Practice in Staines upon Thames

Practice was established in 1988