Dental Crowns

A restoration that entirely covers a damaged or broken tooth

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental Crown Treatment BallincolligA crown, or ‘Cap’ is a restorations that entirely covers a damaged or broken tooth.
Crowns can be used to restore:

  •      A fractured tooth due to Trauma,
  •      Badly decayed tooth where a filling would not be strong enough
  •      Teeth damaged as a result of too much grinding
  •      Discoloured or mis-shapen teeth
  •      Root-treated teeth,these teeth are brittle after root-canal treatment and crowns improve greatly the life-time of such teeth
  •      Multiple Crowns or Veneers are used to create a Beautiful Smile
  •      Crowns can also be used as a support for a Bridge (replacing missing teeth)

Types of Crowns

All Porcelain Crowns.
I generally advise these type of crowns for anterior (front) teeth. We use Zirconia as it is made of a very hard material and unlikely to fracture.They also avoid the dark metal margin sometimes seen near the gum line in old crowns.

Porcelain Bonded to Metal (generally used for posterior (back) teeth)
These are tooth coloured, but have a metal sub-structure to make the crown stronger.

All Metal crowns eg. Gold Crown
These can be made of a High percentage gold (Yellow) or Lower percentage (silver colour)

What's involved in getting a crown?

  1. Firstly the tooth is anaesthetised,then the damaged/cracked tooth is prepared for a crown.
  2. This usually involves the removal of approx 1 to 1.5 mm of tooth substance around tooth.An impression is taken and a temporary crown is fitted. Shade and colour matching checked.
  3. The temporary crown is not always a perfect match to existing teeth, however this is generally only in place for 1 to 2 weeks ,until new crown is fitted.

Life Span of Crown?

Dental CrownThis depends on the patients oral hygiene and habits such as grinding. Patients teeth change colour throughout life,so anterior crowns may need replacing in order to match up with shade variability.

Normally though a crown should last 10 to 15 years at least.

What is the cost of a dental Crown

At O’Connor Dental Health, we aim to provide exceptional, but affordable dental treatments.  If you have a question regarding getting a dental crown completed please get in touch with us.

Our prices are as follows:

Porcelain Bonded Crown €650
All porcelain (Zirconia) €850
Veneers €700
Bridges €650 per unit

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    Happy Patients

    My experience in the O Connor dental health was pleasent.As a person who is nervous about visiting the dentist i felt very relaxed both in the waiting room and on the chair.Over the years i have attended a few different dentists and this has been the one practice where i felt relaxed and at ease due to the care of the staff. Before my procedures it was explained to me by the staff what to expect and i found this helped put me at ease. For any one who is nervous of visiting the dentists i would strongly recommend this practice.



    My daughter needed orthodontic treatment. Tony did a very comprehensive plan for my daughter and went through it with me and my daughter in great detail before he began the treatment. We knew how long it was going to take and what exactly was involved. What I liked about Tony was, he was so enthusiastic himself about the treatment and took great pride in getting it right, tweaking a bit here and there to make sure he got the best result. He explained everything to my daughter and encouraged her through the treatment. Tony does not just look at the teeth but also the shape of her mouth and the overall look. I would highly recommend Tony and his team, he is a genuine, passionate and meticulous about his work and a very nice person as well. My daughter has a lovely smile and my younger daughter can't wait to start her treatment as she sees the fantastic results of Tony's work and can't wait to have the same fantastic smile.



    Why Choose O’Connor Dental Health

    Friendly, Family Atmosphere

    At O'Connor Dental Health we aim to provide a relaxed family atmosphere that is enjoyable for all ages.

    Unique Range of Services

    We offer a wide range of treatments, including early intervention for children, orthodontics for teens and adults and a multitude of general dental services

    Locally Based in Ballincollig, Cork

    Our state of the art clinic is located in Ballincollig, Cork. We have ample parking available, comfortable waiting room and a multitude of nearby shops and amenities.

    Fantastic Track Record

    Our Reputation speaks for itself, we have the highest number of positive reviews in the area, and always ensure that our patients leave happy with the service and treatment where possible.

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