A dental crown is a fixed restoration that covers damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing tooth, preserving its functionality and hugely improves the appearance of your tooth and smile as a whole. There are a number of options for dental crowns, and at CDS, our dentist will help you to select the best crown to suit your dental needs.

What is Porcelain Crown?

A crown strengthens your existing tooth, preserving its functionality and hugely improves the appearance of your tooth and smile as a whole. There are a number of options for dental crowns, and at CDS, our dentist will help you to select the best crown to suit your dental needs.


Why might I need crowns?
  • Protect weak broken or worn teeth
  • Improve the cosmetic appearance of your tooth
  • Align a tooth to improve your smile
  • Provide support to a dental bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
What type of dental crown is best for me?

E-MAX Porcelain Crown:
Without question, the E-max dental crown is the most aesthetic type of crown there is. They are mostly placed on front teeth.
Using highly pressed ceramics and layering techniques, the natural tooth-like translucency of the E-Max dental crown can match the beauty and appearance of your own teeth almost flawlessly. At CDS we endeavor to utilise E-max dental crowns where possible as they are the ultimate in dental cosmetics. Ideal for front teeth, smile line.

Zirconia Porcelain Crown:
This all ceramic dental crown is highly aesthetic and very strong.
It’s zirconia base marries optimum aesthetics with superior strength to provide a superb cosmetic dental crown that can withstand the strongest forces of your bite. Zirconia dental crowns are ideal where aesthetics are of primary concern but extra strength may be required. Excellent option for front teeth or back teeth.

Porcelain Bonded Dental Crown:
A bonded dental crown provides a warm aesthetic finish with high strength. This crown requires slightly less tooth removal and so is kinder to your underlying tooth. There is a thin metal layer underlying the porcelain which provides strength but does not allow for the natural translucency of all-ceramic crowns. Porcelain bonded dental crowns are ideal for back teeth.

Gold dental Crowns:
These dental crowns are the “gold” standard in strength, tooth preservation, and marginal fit. Although not tooth-colored, a gold dental crown is superior in that your tooth requires minimal preparation and enamel removal prior to fitting. They have excellent longevity and are functionally superior. Gold dental crowns are ideal for back teeth where aesthetics are not a concern but fit, strength, and longevity are a priority.

What’s involved in a dental crown?

The procedure for a Dental Crown is simple and pain-free. It only requires two dental visits. Once you have discussed all treatment options with your dentist, they will then prepare your tooth for crowning.  by gently reshaping the tooth under local anesthetic. A dental impression or a scan is taken of your teeth which are sent to our specialized dental lab to fabricate your new crown to fit perfectly to your tooth. The dentist uses digital photos and a master dental shade guide to select the perfect shade match for your dental crown. Finally, your dentist will fit a temporary dental crown.

On your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary and place your new custom-made dental crown to see if it fits with your smile correctly and both you and your dentist will check the color and shape. Once you are happy with your dental crown, the dentist will permanently cement the crown in place, and you will leave CDS smiling.

How long do dental crowns last?

The lifetime of a dental crown depends on how well you look after your teeth. Provided you have good dental hygiene, attend your dentist regularly for checkups, your dental crown can last anywhere from 10 – 20+ years.

Are dental crowns expensive?

The cost of a dental crown will depend on the amount of work involved, the type of dental crown, and the quality of the work which we at CDS, always standover. All dental crowns are tax-deductible at a rate of 20% which can be a significant saving to you.

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Ciara O S
I have recently moved to Cronin Dental and I must say I'm really impressed. David is professional,kind and excellent at his job. He has done fantastic work on my teeth and I highly recommend him to everyone.
Ciara O S
Margaret O'Callaghan
David is really relaxed and makes his patients feel the same. I really hate going to the Dentist but David in Cronin Dental is really great and the experience is Pain Free.
Margaret O'Callaghan
An irrational fear of dentists had me going only when I was in serious pain and over the years(20 of them!!), it finally caught up with me. I just needed to bite the bullet, get my act together and go!! I started going to David and I found the experience very positive. First visit, I was in a cold sweat, my colour dropped!! But after a few minutes chatting through what options were available for me, I was in the hot seat and genuinely at ease. Terribly nice guy, very calm, reassuring and really good at what he does. Haven't had any pain or discomfort. So much so, David is now our family dentist and I am a regular visitor. A big turning point for me!! Thanks David.
Marie Casey
Would highly recommend Dave to anyone in search of a dentist. Every visit so far has been excellent and absolutely pain free. My teeth have never looked better after attending Cronin Dental and now, thanks to Dave, I have little to no insecurities regarding my teeth. Dave always goes out of his way to answer any questions I may have and is always extremely reassuring. Whole experience has been 10/10.
Marie Casey
Mary Kelly
*New PAIN FREE Treatment * It’s not that I love going to the dentist ???? but it is definitely easier when I know I’m going to Cronin Dental in Ballincollig. David is patient and pleasant, not to mention a great Dentist! AND - his new magic treatment has made cleaning and scaling so much easier! The sensitivity and soreness is gone! #Gamechanger He treats all the family - since they were small kids needing fissure seals to braces advice, through to routine dental and emergency visits. Highly recommended!
Mary Kelly
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Excellent dentist and gifted kids dentist. David is great with the kids, my 3 have no fear or issue going to the dentist...they actually enjoy going. He explains their treatment plan really well to them and me.
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Rob O'Riordan
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Ian O'Sullivan
Never thought the kids would look forward to going to the dentist but Davids vibe has created that. He really knows his stuff.
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Sinead O Donovan
David is our family dentist and he's excellent. My kids love him and he has a great pain free technique. Highly recommend Cronin Dental.
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