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Dental Crowns FAQ

What Is A Crown?

 A dental crown is a cap attached to a tooth that needs strengthening or reshaping. It protects and re-shapes a weak or damaged tooth, or covers up a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.

What Is The Procedure?

First, we will prepare the tooth for the procedure and assess the style of cap that’s best for you. You may also require a filing. Secondly, a mold of the prepared tooth is taken and your dental crown is created.

Is It Painful?
Like with any restorative dentistry, you may experience mild discomfort. However, we use local anesthesia when preparing your tooth. After the treatment, you may experience some tenderness.
How Long Do They Last?

Typically, they last between 5-15 years and do not need any special care other than regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups.

How To Contact Us

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

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 crown is often used to restore your smile. Crowns are 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 crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.

The treatment involves an initial consultation and x-ray to look at the current health and condition of the teeth. On average for a dental crown, 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.

 

All-ceramic metal-free crowns

At Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice we offer all metal-free ceramic 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 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 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 for dental crowns or curious as to how much they would cost, contact our friendly team at Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice today on 01922 414372.

 

 

Tooth Crowns at Cheslyn Hay Dental Practice

Call us on 01922 663 714 to book an appointment with one of our friendly dentists.

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