Dental Crowns are the closest material to natural enamel, and allows us to create beautiful, life-like porcelain inlay fillings in a single visit, where the crown 'cap' is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons:
- as a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth
- as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings
- to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials. They can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximise strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth.
Crowns are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease.
Ceramic on the surface may chip or fracture. Avoid chewing excessively-hard substances like ice or bones. Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral health as well as keeping the crown trouble-free. Regular check-ups will enable your dentist to detect any problems with your crown and recommend necessary treatment.
Our dentist will be able to ascertain your suitability for crowns as well advice on material choices, treatment sequence and any other concerns you may have. There are different stages involved in fitting a crown which includes preparing the tooth, taking impression of the prepared tooth, fitting a temporary crown before finally cementing the crown on the prepared clean tooth
Call us today on 01582572094 to find out more about Crowns and arrange an initial consultation at Marsh Road Dental.