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High Strength Crowns

Experience the precision and durability of our 3D Milled Crowns, crafted in our in house dental laboratory. We meticulously select high quality materials sourced from Europe and Japan to ensure results.

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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 long lasting and durable.

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. They are used as an alternative for patients who want to avoid surgery or dental implant treatment.

Dental crowns are a common dental procedure used to restore damaged or weakened teeth. This procedure involves placing a tooth-shaped cap over the existing natural tooth or dental implant to restore its function and appearance. Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including metal crowns, ceramic crowns, and porcelain crowns fused to metal crowns, each offering different benefits.

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Why Do Teeth Need Crowns?

The most common reason why you would need a crown or veneer is because your tooth is weakened, either from dental cavities or have been fractured. Crowns are also used in worn out or discoloured teeth to achieve a beautiful shape.

Teeth that would benefit from crowns:

  • Teeth with Large Fillings, Decayed teeth or Cavities
  • Teeth that are Cracked or Chipped
  • Teeth undergone Root Canal Treatment
  • Teeth that have an odd shape or colour different to the neighbouring teeth


Crowns can protect your teeth from further wear and cracks, which may lead to extraction of the tooth.

Benefits Of A Dental Crown

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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 remaining tooth structure. Dental crowns provide support and protection to weakened or damaged teeth, preserving the underlying tooth structure and preventing further decay or damage.

Crowns act as helmets for weak teeth, helping to protect damaged and sensitive teeth. Dental crowns restore the ability to bite and chew comfortably, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about discomfort or sensitivity.

Apart from restoring the function of your teeth, dental crowns can also be shaped and coloured to match your natural teeth. With porcelain crowns, you can achieve a natural-looking smile, as the porcelain exterior closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, covering discolored or cosmetically flawed teeth.

Dental crowns replicates your natural teeth, do not shift around, and look and feel like your own teeth. Whether you need a crown for front or back teeth, dental crowns can be customized to fit any tooth in your mouth, offering comprehensive restorative solutions for all your dental needs.

When well taken care of, crowns can last as long as 15 years. Permanent crowns are durable and resistant to biting and chewing forces, providing lasting protection and stability for your treated tooth.

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How Are Dental Crowns Different At 
Dental Designs?

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Experienced Dentists

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High quality, genuine materials used

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CAD/CAM Equipment with Fully digital workflow

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100% metal-free

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Conveniently Located in CBD

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5 Year Warranty

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Same Day/Next Day Crowns

At Dental Designs Clinic, we use a fully digitalised CAD/CAM system for the entire crown process, from start to finish. This allows us to prepare and fabricate your crowns in the same day or the day after.

Compared to traditional crowns, this system eliminates the need for long waiting times, dental moulds, temporary restorations, and multiple dental visits.

This technology ensures exceptional precision and accuracy, resulting in strong restorations that seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental crowns are versatile and can be used to address various dental issues, including restoring or replacing missing teeth together, misshapen teeth, and covering dental implants. Whether used for front teeth or back teeth, crowns are designed to blend with the surrounding natural teeth for a natural-looking result. 

Process of Getting a Dental Crown with Dental Designs in Singapore

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1. Consultation

During your consultation, we will assess the tooth's condition, evaluate the extent of the damage, check the nerve's health, and assess the suitability of your tooth for a crown.

X-rays may be taken to assess for any underlying dental issues and to understand your concerns.

If any anomalies are found, our dentists will discuss alternative treatment options with you.

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2. Preparing Your Teeth

The dentist will remove any decay on the tooth and restore it with a filling, if needed.

The tooth will then be reshaped to create space for the crown. This will involve shaving off a layer of your tooth, which is an irreversible step.

A digital dental impression of your teeth and bite will be taken using an intraoral scanner and this scan will be sent to our in-house dental laboratory, where your crown will be designed and fabricated on the same day.

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3. Designing Your Crown

CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology is used in the design and fabrication of dental crowns.

The specialised software allows the dental technician to create a virtual model of the tooth on a computer, where the design will be adjusted for shape, size and bite alignment, ensuring an optimal fit.

Once the virtual design is complete, the CAD software communicates with a milling machine (CAM) to make the crown. 

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4. Milling And Hand Finishing The Crown

In our in-house laboratory, each full metal crown is milled from a single block of material with diamond drills to ensure an accurate fit.

Our experienced dental technicians then hand finished the crowns by adding final touches with glazes to create a realistic look. 

Once ready, the ceramic crown itself is strengthened and the stains are made permanent in a furnace at 1550℃.

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5. Crown Cementation


You'll be back in the dentist's chair for this step. The dentist will try on the metal crown, to confirm that it's fitting well on your tooth, and to check that it blends in well with the rest of your teeth.

If all is well, the crown will be cleaned, conditioned and permanently cemented onto your tooth.

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6. Review Check

A follow-up review will be scheduled about a week after the treatment.

During our follow-up review, we will carefully assess your bite force, examine the stability of the crown, and evaluate the overall comfort and fit.

Our goal is to ensure that you feel completely at ease with the crown in your mouth. Since everyone's bite is unique and can be influenced by muscle and tooth structure alone, a small number of patients may require further adjustments to improve the feeling of their bite.

Types of Dental Crowns in Singapore

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Ceramic crowns are known for their natural appearance, mimicking the color and translucency of your natural teeth. They are an ideal option for front teeth or those visible in your smile line. Ceramic crowns are crafted from porcelain, providing strength and durability while easily blending with your surrounding teeth.
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Zirconia crowns are prized for their exceptional strength and longevity. Made from a durable ceramic material called zirconium oxide, these crowns are highly resistant to wear and fractures. Zirconia crowns offer superior aesthetics and are suitable for both front and back teeth, providing a natural look and feel.
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Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combines the strength of metal with the natural appearance of porcelain. These crowns feature a metal base for added durability, with a porcelain exterior for aesthetic appeal. PFM crowns are versatile and can be used for both front and back teeth, offering reliable performance and a natural-looking smile.
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Full metal crowns, also known as gold or metal alloy crowns, are prized for their strength and longevity. These crowns are composed of metal alloys such as gold, palladium, or nickel-chromium, making them highly durable and resistant to wear. Full metal crowns are often recommended for back teeth, where biting and chewing forces are greatest, providing long-lasting protection and function.

Types of Dental Crowns in Singapore

Ceramic crowns are known for their natural appearance, mimicking the color and translucency of your natural teeth. They are an ideal option for front teeth or those visible in your smile line. Ceramic crowns are crafted from porcelain, providing strength and durability while easily blending with your surrounding teeth.
Zirconia crowns are prized for their exceptional strength and longevity. Made from a durable ceramic material called zirconium oxide, these crowns are highly resistant to wear and fractures. Zirconia crowns offer superior aesthetics and are suitable for both front and back teeth, providing a natural look and feel.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combines the strength of metal with the natural appearance of porcelain. These crowns feature a metal base for added durability, with a porcelain exterior for aesthetic appeal. PFM crowns are versatile and can be used for both front and back teeth, offering reliable performance and a natural-looking smile.
Full metal crowns, also known as gold or metal alloy crowns, are prized for their strength and longevity. These crowns are composed of metal alloys such as gold, palladium, or nickel-chromium, making them highly durable and resistant to wear. Full metal crowns are often recommended for back teeth, where biting and chewing forces are greatest, providing long-lasting protection and function.

Cost of Crowns in Singapore

At Dental Designs, we provide metal free dental crowns made of ceramic and zirconia. We use materials from Europe that are time tested to be durable while closely resembling a natural tooth. We take professional photos and videos as well as digital 3D scans on your teeth. This approach allows us to closely observe your smile's unique shape and profile from different angles.

Types of Crowns:

  1. Pressed (Add-on for ceramic crowns only): Pressed crowns are meticulously crafted using a technique where high strength ceramic material is pressed into a mould to create the desired shape of the crown. Pressed crowns can be made in thinner sections and provide a good fit. A longer time is required to fabricate pressed crowns.

  2. Layered (Add-on available for all types): Our skilled technicians employ layering techniques to create dental crowns with life-like aesthetics. Through hand-sculpting multiple layers of ceramic material, we replicate the natural translucency and colour variations of real teeth. This technique is particularly suited for front teeth or those visible in your smile line, where cosmetic appearance is a priority. For this, a longer time is required.
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$1,744*

Same Day Ceramic Crown

$1,744 (Back) - $1,962 (Front)

Pressed Ceramic

+$436

Layered Ceramic

+$436

Same Day Zirconia Crown

$1,744 (Back) - $1,962 (Front)

Layered Zirconia

+$436

*Price are inclusive of 9% GST

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Dental Crown Warranty

We use CEREC crowns. CEREC technology has been well established for more than 30 years, with >250 scientific studies confirming the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with CEREC.

Creating Smiles, Changing Lives

Over 28 reviews

The service and doctor is the best in town! The customer service and receptionists are very friendly! Dr Phillip Miller and Dr Noah Teo is very nice and very professional on their skill! They also very patient to explain to me about the treatment!

Will come back again!

Thank you very much!

李岳侨
Beautiful and friendly dental clinic, was recommended by my colleague. Been coming here for dental cleaning and fillings. Always a good visit!
J. Kho

This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

C. Zheng De

This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

G. Hock An

my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

P. Wendy

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns In Singapore

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. It is normally made of a stronger material such as ceramic or metal. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully enclose the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

The primary purpose of a crown is to cover or protect a damaged tooth. So, if you have had a root canal or a very big cavity, your dentist may suggest a dental crown to protect the remaining tooth structure. You may also need a crown as a part of a dental bridge or with dental implants

Same-Day Dental Crown Procedure: Quick and Convenient

With our same-day dental crown procedure, you'll experience a streamlined process:

Morning Appointment:

Initial Examination: Evaluation of your tooth's condition, potentially including x-rays. Additional treatments may be considered for extensive issues or insufficient natural tooth structure.

CAD/CAM CEREC Procedure:

Local anesthesia for comfort.
Removal of decay and old fillings.
Tooth reinforcement with a core and space reduction for the crown.
3D digital scan taken using advanced technology.


In Between Appointments:
You have time for lunch or can return to work.


Afternoon Appointment: 3. Crown Design: Our in-house lab technicians design a virtual crown using computer technology.

On-Site Milling: The crown is milled from porcelain, typically within a day. It's then glazed and fired in our in-house lab.

Final Fitting:

The crown is tried in and checked for fit.
Adjustments are made if necessary.
The crown is permanently cemented in place.
In contrast to traditional crown procedures with multiple appointments and interim care, our same-day process offers efficiency and convenience for a quicker solution to your dental needs.ment. Veneers offer long-lasting results, resist staining, and require minimal tooth alteration, making them a popular choice for achieving a beautiful and natural-looking smile. Contact us for an appointment so you can consult with your dentist to see if Veneers are the right choice for you!

Metal Free Crowns

All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns are made from high strength ceramic, typically in a single layer. They provide a natural color match and are hypoallergenic. These crowns require less tooth structure trimming as they can be permanently bonded. They are a good choice for front and back teeth.

Zirconia dental crowns are made from strong white silicate material called zirconium oxide. They come in two types - solid zirconia and high translucent zirconia. Solid zirconia is suitable for back teeth that undergo high stresses, while high translucent zirconia is used for a more natural tooth aesthetic.

At our Clinic, we generally use Metal-free crowns, as they offer natural aesthetics, minimal tooth alteration, hypoallergenic properties, exceptional strength, and versatility for a beautiful, long-lasting smile.

Metal Containing Crowns
Metal crowns can be made from gold alloy, other alloys like palladium, or a base-metal alloy such as nickel or chromium. Crowns with higher gold content require less tooth trimming and are resistant to chipping and breaking. However, they have a metallic color. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns have a metal interior and a porcelain layer for a more natural appearance, but they can chip or wear off over time. These crowns can be used for front or back teeth and are typically cheaper.

On average, dental crowns last between 5 and 10 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your mouth-related habits (you should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open objects such as beer caps, or packaging).

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that the underlying tooth is still your natural tooth and is still subject to decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day and make sure there is no food stuck between the teeth.

  • Discomfort or sensitivity. 
    You may experience some heat and cold sensitivity on your newly crowned tooth immediately after the procedure as the anaesthesia begins to wear off if the tooth that has been crowned still has a nerve in it. Your dentist may recommend that you brush teeth with toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. This sensitivity is usually temporary and will go away in a few day. Persistent soreness or sensitivity that occurs when you bite down could mean that the crown is slightly too thick and is hitting the opposing tooth in some positions, and this needs to be highlighted to your dentist who can fix it.
  • Chipped crown. Crowns made of all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal can sometimes chip. If the chip is small, a composite resin can be used to repair the chip with the crown remaining in your mouth. This is usually just a temporary fix. If the chipping is extensive, the crown may need to be replaced.
  • Loose crown. Sometimes the cement washes out from under the crown. Not only does this allow the crown to become loose, it allows bacteria to leak in and cause decay to the tooth internally. If a crown feels loose, contact your dentist’s office.
  • Crown falls off. Sometimes crowns fall off. Reasons include decaying of the underlying tooth and loosening of the cementing material used to place the crown. If your crown comes off, clean the crown and the front of the tooth. You can replace the crown temporarily using dental adhesive or temporary tooth cement that is sold in stores for this purpose. Contact your dentist’s office immediately. He or she will give you specific instructions on how to care for the tooth and crown for the day or so until you can be seen for an evaluation. Your dentist may be able to re-cement the crown in place; if not, a new crown will need to be made.
  • Allergic reaction. Because the metals used to make crowns are usually a mixture of metals, an allergic reaction to the metals or porcelain used in crowns can occur, but this is extremely rare.
  • Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line. A dark line next to the gum line of your crowned tooth could be present if you have a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This dark line is simply the metal of the crown showing through. While not a problem in itself, the dark line may be cosmetically unacceptable and you can request to replace the crown with an all porcelain or ceramic one.

The dental crown will never stain or change color, unlike natural teeth. Crowns containing metal usually appear different or unnaturally opaque compared to your other teeth. However, ceramic crowns can be made indistinguishable from your existing teeth.

Onlays and 3/4 crowns are variations on the technique of dental crowns. The difference between these crowns and the crowns discussed previously is their coverage of the underlying tooth. The “traditional” crown covers the entire tooth; onlays and 3/4 crowns cover the underlying tooth to a lesser extent.
Inlays are only possible when the cavity is less than 1/3 the size of the tooth and are an alternative to large fillings. They tend to have a better shape for cleaning and to prevent food getting stuck between the teeth, and last much longer than conventional fillings.

The advantage of onlays, “3/4 crowns” or inlays are that they involve much less removal of the tooth structure, while still protecting the weak areas of the tooth. Also, if the restoration fails in future, there is more tooth remaining which makes it more likely to survive rather than requiring an extraction.

For tooth decay or fractures that are not as large, we recommend ceramic onlays and inlays as explained above.

However, if the tooth is badly damaged, we will need to place a dental crown.

The purpose of the crown is to protect the tooth by covering it, and it has to be made of strong enough materials to serve its purpose. Some people may think about using a normal filling material to directly place a large filling over the surface of the tooth. This may work in the short term, but as the normal filling material is not rigid enough to hold the tooth together, cracks will continue to progress and the filling will break. The tooth will still need to be prepared or drilled again to fit a dental crown, causing more issues.

Porcelain veneers or a combination of braces and teeth whitening for the front teeth can help you achieve a purely cosmetic treatment by changing the shape of the teeth.

A dental bridge or implant can replace missing tooth if you choose to extract the tooth rather than to do a crown.

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