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What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crown, also known as “tooth cap”, is a fixed prosthetic that is cemented onto a tooth. Crowns are used to cover the entire damaged tooth. Unlike removable prosthesis, dental crowns are cemented and can only be removed by a dentist.

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Why do you need a Dental Crown?

Do I need a Dental Crown?

A crown is recommended to:

  • replace a large filling when there’s not enough tooth structure remaining
  • restore a chipped or fractured tooth
  • prevent a tooth from fracturing
  • cover a discoloured or irregular-shaped tooth
  • cover a root canal treated tooth
  • cover an implant

What are the types of Dental Crown?

Choose the best Dental Crown for you

There are various types of dental crowns available.  Come see the dentist at Milltown dental clinic and we will thoroughly analyse your situation, and suggest the best type of treatment to suit you.

  • Stainless Steel Crowns are prefabricated crowns used temporarily for permanent teeth. It is commonly used in children’s teeth since it will be replaced by a permanent tooth. Stainless steel crowns are cemented on the tooth same day and do not require multiple visits.
  • Metal Crowns are typically made of alloys with high content of gold, platinum, cobalt, chromium, and nickel. It can resist biting and chewing forces and last the longest compared to other types of dental crowns. Its metallic colour is the only disadvantage of having metal crowns.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal Crowns has two layers: an inner metal layer and an outer porcelain layer. The shade of the porcelain layer is matched with the teeth’s colour to appear like a normal tooth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns is an excellent choice for the back teeth (molars) wherein the metal layer increases the strength of the dental crown. However, sometimes the metal layer may appear as a dark line, especially at the gum line making it less aesthetic if placed at the front teeth.
  • All-ceramic or All-porcelain Crowns are the most aesthetic type of all dental crowns. It is the best option in restoring front teeth since it is made of an all-porcelain material which makes it appear like a natural tooth. Also, it does not have a metal layer, unlike porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns which makes it aesthetic.


Procedure in getting a Dental Crown

Dental crown will be completed after two appointments. On your first dental visit, a radiograph will be taken to examine tooth and bone structure. It will also show the extent of decay to be removed. Then, the dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and gums. In some cases, a retraction cord or gel will be placed at the gums to make a space between the gums and the tooth.

The dentist will remove the decayed part. Then, different instruments will be used to file and shape the tooth to a certain size. If the tooth is severely damaged, the dentist may need to shape your tooth with a filling material to make it large enough to receive a dental crown properly.

After the tooth is filed into the proper shape, the dentist will take a mould (impression) of the tooth as well as the other teeth surrounding it. The impression taken will be sent to the dental laboratory so that the permanent crown can be made accordingly.

At the end of your first dental appointment, the dentist will cement a temporary crown made of resin. It will protect your tooth until the placement of a permanent crown.

Once the permanent crown is ready, you will be scheduled for your second appointment. On your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and thoroughly clean the tooth prior to placement of the permanent crown. After checking if the permanent crown fits perfectly, it will be cemented permanently to the tooth using a dental bonding paste.

Benefits of Dental Crown

How A Dental Crown will benefit you

There are many reasons to get a Dental Crown, some of these are listed below:

  • Dental crowns support a tooth that has been damaged by decay or fractured.
  • It protects a root canal treated tooth.
  • It improves the appearance of a tooth by changing its colour and shape.
  • It is more resistant to stains than white tooth filling material.

  • review rating 5  I’ve been with Tom for over ten years now. Tom is an excellent dentist from my experience. I’ve had two successful implants and am in the process of having my third and fourth done by Tom. He is a very caring, informative and supportive dentist. After care is also excellent. Highly recommended.

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  • review rating 5  Have a phobia of dentists so have attended VERY unregularly throughout my life.. As a result, when I do, lots needs to get done and I’m a nervous wreck.. Attended Milltown clinic recently for the first time and couldn’t have been happier! Dr Munroe was very understanding and was really good putting me at ease. I had to get a good few fillings done and much needed thorough cleaning. Very happy with the results, and the cost was also very reasonable. I definitely won’t wait another few years for a follow up appointment like I used to do 😉

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  • review rating 5  I have had several dental implants and procedures done at Milltown Dental Clinic. As a very nervous patient I found Dr. Munroe put me at ease and explained every step during the procedure. There was very little discomfort. My husband also had dental implants and procedures done at Milltown Dental clinic and he cannot praise Dr. Munroe enough. Staff very friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Milltown Dental Clinic. Mary Gough.

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  • review rating 5  I've attended Milltown Dental Clinic for a number of years.  Over this time I"ve had fillings, veneers and an implant and I am very happy with the results.  I have full confidence in Dr Tom Munroe. He is professional and always puts me as ease and explains each procedure in advance.  The clinic itself is excellent and the staff are very friendly. I highly recommend Milltown Dental Clinic and Implant Centre.

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  • review rating 5  I’ve been attending Tom for over 10 yrs now after a disastrous experience elsewhere. He has transformed my dental care! He is gentle, thorough, careful & up to date, my crowns & implants look fantastic. I can highly recommend him.

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After Effects

After Effects of Dental Crown treatment

After the procedure, a numbing sensation is felt until the local anaesthesia completely wears off. It may take some time to get used to permanent crowns. You might feel something “different” when talking or eating. However, after a little time, the crown should look and feel normal like a regular tooth.

After Care

Caring for your Dental Crown

Crowns can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. The most important step is to practice good oral hygiene at home. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy. See your dentist regularly for routine dental check-ups and cleanings. And lastly, to prevent damage to your new crown, avoid biting on hard foods or objects.

Approx 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made annually.

  • 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made annually.

Dental Crowns have a success rate of 97% at 10 years, 85% at 25 years.

General Dentistry pricing

Restorative Treatments

  • Dental Crown
  • EMax cosmetic crowns (front tooth) from
  • White Filling one surface
  • White Filling two surface
  • Large Filling with core
  • Root canal front tooth
    from €300
  • Root canal premolars
    from €400

General Dental Treatments

  • Simple X-ray
  • OPG full mouth scan
  • Dental exam including X-rays
  • Periodontal root planing per arch
    from €90
  • Extraction
    from €130
  • Surgical Extraction
    from €90

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  • Our Location

    Dublin 6

    Our State of the art clinic is located in the heart of Dublin, in the Dublin 6 region.  There is ample parking available and the clinic is in a beautiful location.

    For example we are located only 15 minutes from Stephens Green, and 9 minutes from University College Dublin.

  • Opening Times

    • Business Hours

      Monday, Wed, Thursday: 8:30 – 5:30
      Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am – 1pm

    Emergency Dental Service

    As stated above, we are open Monday 8.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am-1pm, Wednesday 8.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-1pm.  Adding to that, if you have a dental emergency, please call our emergency number on 086-8012940
  • Affordable Dental Crowns Dublin

    Dental Crown Treatment Dublin

    Whether you are new to Dublin, just moved to the Dublin 6 area, or have lived here all you life, you are welcome as a new patient at Milltown Dental Clinic.  Getting a Dental Crown is a common practice, and we are here to help.  Our focus is to ensure we do our best to restore and save your teeth, by fillings, root canals, crowns or whatever other method necessary.  We constantly analyse our prices to make sure that they are affordable for everyone with our family and friend referral schemes.