Dental Crowns in Letterkenny

The crown is the part of your tooth visible in the mouth. An artificial crown will completely cover and protect a weak tooth above your gum line. Crowns are made of metal (silver or gold), dental porcelain, or dental porcelain with metal inside for added strength.

What does fitting a crown involve?

We will first establish how damaged your tooth is and whether it needs to be built up with a filling. If the damage is extensive, your tooth might also need to be root-filled – sometimes called ‘removing the nerve’. If a lot of the tooth is missing or decayed, we may have to place a peg in the root canal to hold the crown. We will then reshape the original crown of your tooth so that when the artificial crown is added, the whole structure will be the same size as a normal tooth.

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How long will the whole process take?

Preparation time will depend on the health of your teeth. We will then use a soft, malleable material to make exact impressions or moulds of the tooth to be crowned and the nearby teeth. A thin cord may hold the gum away from the tooth so the impression is accurate around the edges. Our dental technicians use these moulds to craft a beautiful natural-looking crown of precisely the right colour and size to match your existing teeth.

A temporary crown made of plastic or metal is put over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. You can chew with a temporary crown, but it won’t be as strong as the finished one. When the crown is fitted, your dentist will make minor adjustments to ensure you can bite comfortably. The crown is tried on first and then cemented into place.

Fantastic service here. Thanks again to Ronan and Leona for fitting me in for an appointment.
Caoimhe McDaid
Caoimhe McDaid
16:58 04 Oct 23
I really have to say that this is the best dentist. I've put off going to dentist for many years of my fear but the welcome experience and treatment I got from Damien and leona was incredible. I'm looking forward to going back for my check up. if your putting off going to a dentist for whatever reason please dont. I'm now questioning myself now why I didnt do this years ago. thanks so much Damien and leona x
justine mclaughlin
justine mclaughlin
19:26 25 Aug 23
The doctor works very fast and efficient. The nurse is kind and friendly. The prices are quite reasonable. I am happy with my treatment and definitely will come back again.
Lina McRae
Lina McRae
16:04 15 Aug 23
Had my first appointment at O3 Dental in Letterkenny this morning and it was fantastic. Staff were super friendly and the service was outstanding could not recommend enough. Big thank you to Dr Damian Flanagan and Nurse Leona!!
Rory Chambers
Rory Chambers
13:35 25 Jul 23
I have been to several dental clinics in Letterkenny, but 03 is the best by far. They are highly professional and polite. I had a wisdom tooth extraction, and it went great. I will be returning to the clinic for all of my dental needs. They are brilliant, do not hesitate to give them a call.
Mario Kostadinov
Mario Kostadinov
11:58 31 May 22
Going to the dentist before, I always had feelings of trepidation- but thanks to Mr Flanagan not anymore.The moment I entered his state of the art surgery Damian put me totally at ease. He talked me through all my various options and throughout my treatment explained what he was doing. I had root canal treatment, crowns and veneers which lots of my friends have complimented me on. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Flanagan for his professionalism and his wonderful staff.
paula mckay
paula mckay
20:35 07 Nov 17

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