Dental Crowns

Tooth crowns to restore broken teeth to their natural shape

Restore Damaged Teeth With Dental Crowns

When a tooth is broken, or an individual has severer fillings or a build-up of tooth decay, a dental tooth crown is often used to restore your smile. Often made from many different materials, for example, gold alloy or porcelain bonded to metal. For tooth crowns the material used is shaped and colour matched to your natural teeth, so they blend in discreetly. A temporary crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.

The tooth crown treatment involves an initial consultation and x-ray to look at the current health and condition of the teeth. On average, 60-75% of the natural tooth needs to be filed down for the placement. Once complete, our cosmetic dentist will then take a mould of the tooth and place a temporary crown on while the permanent crown is being made.

Benefits Of Dental Crowns

  1. Improved appearance: They can be made to match the colour, size, and shape of your existing teeth, resulting in a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  2. Durability: Temporary crowns are durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
  3. Minimal tooth alteration: In some cases, only a small amount of tooth structure needs to be removed to place a crown, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  4. Versatility: Crowns can be used to address a variety of dental issues and can be made from different materials to suit your individual needs and preferences.

All Ceramic Metal Free Crowns

At Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice we offer all metal-free ceramic dental crowns. This modern material gives the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown. This makes it suitable for use in almost all areas of the mouth.

Porcelain bonded to precious or non-precious metal: this is what most temporary crowns are made from. A precious or non-precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it.

Gold alloy crowns: gold is one of the oldest filling materials. Today it is used with other metals to increase its strength, which makes it a very hard-wearing restoration. These crowns are silver or gold in colour.

With older porcelain bonded to metal dental crowns, over time the metal margins can become visible and unsightly at the gumline. However, these old crowns can now be replaced with all-ceramic crowns significantly improving the appearance. If you are looking or curious as to how much they would cost, contact our friendly team at Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice today.

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Dental Crowns FAQ

What Are Dental Crowns?

They are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from various materials, such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials.

Why Do I Need A Tooth Crown?

You may need a crown if you have a tooth that is severely decayed, cracked, broken, or weakened due to a large filling or root canal treatment. A crown can protect your tooth from further damage and restore its function and appearance.

What Is The Procedure?

The process of getting a tooth crown typically involves two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas, shaping it to fit the crown, and taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to a dental lab, where your custom-made crown is created. At the second appointment, your dentist will bond the crown to your tooth using a special adhesive.

Are They Painful?

It should not be painful, as the area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic. However, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity in the days following the procedure, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How Long Do They Last?

The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of material used, your oral hygiene habits, and the amount of wear and tear on the crown. With proper care and maintenance, a crown can last for many years, even up to 15 years or more.

How Do I Take Care Of My Tooth Crown?

To keep your dental crown in good condition, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. You should also avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods, as this can damage the crown.

How To Contact Us

If you are interested in this treatment option you can call 01922 414 372, and we will arrange a consultation.