Restore the strength and shape of your tooth
A crown, sometimes known as a ‘cap’ is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore it″s function and appearance.
Crowns are prescribed as a part of a treatment to restore teeth that have:
- Undergone root canal treatment
- Severe tooth surface loss
- Poor aesthetic appearance
- To replace existing crowns with poor appearance
- To protect heavily restored teeth from breaking
- To restore broken down teeth and prevent further breakage
Before we begin your treatment we will talk you through your options as we offer a full range of cosmetic dental crowns. For instance, if you require a crown for the back of the mouth, a metal based crown is a good option. However if you wanted a hardwearing cosmetic crown made from an ultra durable ceramic, then you may prefer a zirconia crown. Alternatively, if you need a crown towards the front of your mouth you may decide to choose a natural looking cosmetic tooth-coloured one. Whatever type of dental crown is right for you, you can be sure that you′ll be very pleased with the results.
Preparation time will vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. The tooth will be reshaped, to ensure that once the crown is fitted, it remains the same size and shape as the natural teeth. It may also need to be built up with a filling first. A local anaesthetic is usually given prior to preparation, to avoid any discomfort. After preparation, an impression is taken of the tooth to be crowned and nearby teeth, using a soft mouldable material. This impression is given to a dental technician, who uses it to build your crown to the exact size and shape required. This will ensure that the crown fits comfortably. When using porcelain crowns, the colour will also be matched to the natural teeth.
The crown can last for many years if good oral hygiene is maintained, depending on the condition of the original tooth.
For more information on crowns contact the practice today on 0208 204 9485.
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