A Dental Crown will cover and restore broken, heavily filled, or cracked teeth to their normal shapes and sizes. They can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and will improve the appearance of your teeth, making your smile look attractive and healthy.
A dental crown can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left and can be used to attach a bridge or protect a weak tooth from breaking. It’s a great solution for teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped, or after a root canal treatment as the tooth tends to become brittle and easily fractured. Crowns can be made out of porcelain, metal, gold or other metal alloys, or a combination. All-porcelain dental crowns are the most natural-looking crowns and we typically use them on front teeth where they blend in naturally with your smile.
The tooth-coloured, high-quality ceramic material is translucent, like the enamel of your natural teeth and we carefully match the size and shade of a dental crown in the surgery to complement the rest of your smile.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to a natural shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Since they resemble your natural teeth, porcelain tooth coloured crowns are the most popular. They are strong and durable and will last many years with proper care. However, like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and colour of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
You may need a crown to repair badly decayed teeth, broken teeth or old fractured fillings. You will also need a crown after you have had a root canal or for cosmetic reasons to replace darkened or misshaped natural teeth.
At your first appointment, the dentist or assistant will take several impressions that will be used to create your custom crown. After you are comfortable and your tooth is completely numb, the dentist will remove decay and shape your tooth for the crown. When this is complete, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth until your permanent crown is returned from the dental lab one to two weeks later.
At your second appointment (often called the “crown seat” appointment) your beautiful new crown will be permanently bonded on the prepared tooth. Your dentist will carefully check the spacing and bite of your new crown to make sure it will be strong and comfortable. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits for cleanings and to check on your new crown.
Our team would love to help you discover how a few well-placed crowns can transform your smile into a picture of beauty and health – just call us on 01752 663 239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
The covers on the teeth can last more than 30 years, although the usual thing is that it holds in perfect conditions between 15 and 20 years. This will depend on our occlusion or bite and what we take care of our dental health. For example, if we need orthodontics because our teeth are discoloured, we are at higher risk that the sheath will move or fracture over time.
On the other hand, good oral hygiene also helps preserve the covers. Brushing our teeth three times a day, passing dental floss at night and getting a dental cleaning once a year are some guidelines to get a good routine that helps us keep all our teeth, crowns and implants in the best conditions. If you are still not convinced of the importance of oral hygiene, click here to learn more about it.
We must emphasize that if we suffer from a dental disease such as pyorrhea or if we have a bone problem, the covers are likely to detach more quickly.
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