Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cover the portion of a tooth that lies at and above-the-gum line. We are experienced in restorative dentistry - the art and science of restoring a mouth to full health and function. We have many years of experience in designing and placing crowns that fit exactly and match your other teeth and are durable.

All-ceramic crowns

Crowns can be made out of porcelain, metal (a gold or other metal alloy), or a combination of both. We do not use metal fused to porcelain crowns - no metal is used in our practice. We use Zirkonium as white alternative if we need extra strength.

Traditional porcelain crowns are made with porcelain covering a metal shell. The metal provides strength and support for the porcelain which gives it a natural appearance. All-porcelain, also called "all-ceramic" crowns, use a ceramic shell instead of a metal shell to support the porcelain.
With advances in technology, these all-porcelain crowns can be used in a variety of situations i.e. E-Max.

Bruxzir Crowns

BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns & bridges are made from the highest quality zirconia powder from Japan. We prepare the tooth exactly as we would for a normal all-ceramic crown. Maybe a little less aggressively. The procedure is the same, but the end-product differs. This is a much stronger crown and gives less abrasion to opposing teeth. Also, it works better than porcelain when it comes to longer span bridges and if the patient is a grinder. Bruxzir Crowns are chip-resistant, as it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay and also glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation. We can however give it a porcelain overlay in an anterior case where aesthetics is a concern, but we also need some extra strength.

When would I need a crown?

A crown, or cap, is a custom-made dental restoration which protects the underlying tooth. You may need a crown because of:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Large metal or tooth-colored fillings that weaken the remaining tooth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • A tooth that has had root canal therapy
  • A misaligned or misshaped tooth
  • Teeth that have large fillings that are breaking down and cannot be refilled

Sometimes a crown is not the optimum solution and other dental procedures such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding are more appropriate. Other times a patient might not be able to afford a crown in which case we can do a compromise treatment.

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Big Bay Practice:

Seaside Village - Tel: 021 554 5853
Cnr Cormorant & Otto du Plessis Drive
- A/H: 082 855 1225
Big Bay
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00


Our Mission

We are committed to providing high quality, state –of-the-art dentistry for all patients. We are enthusiastic, honest, and committed to aiding our patients both educationally and restoratively so that they maintain their optimum dental health.

Our Vision

The possibilities for enhancing your smile and teeth are endless!!

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