What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed on damaged, weakened or decayed teeth. Custom-designed crowns ensure comfortable bite force and fit, and function as good as natural teeth. Made of either ceramic or metal materials, dental crowns are permanent and will not fall out.

Dental bridges work similarly to crowns except it covers a gap between two teeth. It is made up of two crowns on the supporting teeth adjacent to the gap with a prosthetic tooth suspended in between.
Similarly to crowns, dental bridges are permanent and long-lasting. They are used as an alternative for patients who want to avoid surgery or dental implant treatment.

Same Day/ Next Day Crowns

At Dental Designs Clinic, the entire crown procedure will be completed in the same day or the day after, as we use the CAD/CAM CEREC system.
Compared to traditional crowns, this system eleiminates the need for long waiting time, dental impressions, physical moulds, temporary restorations, and multiple dental visits.
The modern technology is precise and accurate and the restorations procedures are strong and will match your natural teeth colour.

Why Are Crowns Different At Dental Designs Clinic?

MOH-accredited dentists

High quality, genuine materials used

Fully digital workflow

100% metal-free

5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT

5-year warranty

Benefits Of Dental Crowns

Save a weak or damaged tooth

Enamel once destroyed will not grow back – if you have a weakened, cracked or damaged tooth, a crown may be your best answer to help restore the tooth’s function and avoid extraction.

Relief pain or discomfort

Crowns act as armours to damaged and sensitive teeth.

Improve the appearance of your teeth

Apart from restoring the function of your teeth, dental crowns can also be shaped and coloured to match your natural teeth.

Eat and speak comfortably

Unlike dentures, dental crowns will not shift and are a lot more comfortable.

Long life span

When well taken care of, crowns can last as long as 15 years.

Process Of Getting Dental Crowns
At Dental Designs

STEP 1: Consultation

  • A detailed examination is conducted to make sure you have no underlying dental issues and better understand your concerns – this includes taking digital 3D scans.
  • During your consultation session, we will:
    • Identify which tooth is causing pain
    • Determine the extent of the damage or decay of the tooth
    • Determine the status of the tooth nerve (if it is alive and healthy, infected or dead)
    • Determine the health of gums that support the tooth
  • If any anomalies are detected, our dentists will inform you of alternative treatment options.

STEP 2: Preparation and designing your custom crown

  • A 3D scan of your teeth will be taken.
  • A custom crown will be designed and created based on the 3D scan — taking into account your bite force and comfortable fitting alongside neighbouring teeth.
  • Designed and precisely milled from a single block material with diamond drills, each crown is hand-finished in our clinic to ensure an accurate fit and optimum bite force, and reduce breakage and cracks.
hand finishing the crown

STEP 3: Hand finishing the crown

  • Our in-house dental technician adds the final touches to your custom crown to make sure it looks as realistic as possible.
  • Once the custom design and fit are finalised, the crown is placed into a furnace for a pre-defined amount of time at 1550℃ to strengthen it and make the stains permanent.

STEP 4: Crown cementation

  • After decontaminating and conditioning the crown, it will be permanently placed over your tooth.
  • Modern dental adhesive ensures the crown stays in place and on for as long as possible to conserve your tooth structure and strength.

STEP 5: Review

  • A follow-up review will be scheduled a week after the treatment.
  • We will check on your bite force, the stability of the crown and overall comfort and fit.
  • While not necessary, patients are advised to come back for a review every few months. These reviews can be scheduled with their regular dental visits.

Types of Dental Crowns in Singapore


Metals Porcelain-fused-to-metals All ceramic or

Uses gold alloy,
base-metal alloy, nickel
or chromium.
Metal interior with a
porcelain surface
High strength ceramic/ porcelain Zirconium oxide

Very strong Strong Very strong Very strong

High Mid High Mid

How Much Do Dental Crowns
Cost in Singapore?

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Frequently Asked Questions

01. Why do I need a dental crown?
A dental crown serves to cover or protect a damaged tooth. If you have large fillings or had a root canal treatment, your dentist may recommend a dental crown to protect and restore strength to the remaining tooth structure.
02. How long do dental crowns last?
On average, dental crowns last between 5 to 10 years. The lifespan of a crown greatly depends on the wear and tear it is exposed to; how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and mouth or teeth-related habits, such as teeth grinding or clenching, chewing on ice, biting your fingernails, and using your teeth to bite through objects.
03. Does a crowned tooth require special care?
The dental crown itself does not require any special care. However, the underlying natural tooth can still be subject to decay or gum disease without proper oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day and making sure to remove any food that is stuck in between teeth or gaps.
04. What is the difference between a dental crown and a real tooth?
A natural tooth is prone to staining and discolouration — these will not happen to a dental crown. Appearance-wise, a ceramic dental crown can be customised to fit alongside your natural teeth, making it indistinguishable from the rest. Crowns containing metal do appear less natural due to their stark opaqueness but still function as well as natural teeth.
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