Having a crown fitted in Bath these days, has become as straight forward as having most regular dental procedures, but that’s not to under estimate its importance. Fitting a crown helps to retain the strength of the tooth and its longevity, and maintain the mouth’s hygiene. Over time, teeth can become cracked and worn, tooth decay can set in, or you may even suffer injury. If any of these problems are left unchecked, the tooth may be lost altogether, but crown procedures are nothing to worry about. Your dentist will first assess any damage by taking x-rays and then decide on a course of treatment and the best material to make the crown from, depending on its placement in the mouth. In the case of tooth decay, any rotting matter must be removed before the crown can be fitted. This may require a root canal to remove the pulp and root of the tooth before being cleaned and then filled to take the crown. Teeth in the mouth undergo different stresses- back teeth generally chew and bite, so require the crown to be made from either gold or porcelain-over-metal for durability. Teeth towards the front, take less stress, therefore the crown can be made from just porcelain or resin, that also look more natural in the mouth. Having a crown fitted also prevents any further decay spreading and reduces the chance of infection setting in.