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Crowns offer a neat cover up for teeth that may be letting your smile down. Fitted over the whole tooth, they are used to mask a number of unsightly issues, including broken and decayed teeth, or those with discoloured fillings.
Give us a call on 01709 917 666 and we’ll treat you to a simple smile boost or a complete mouth makeover. The cost of dental crowns can be found in our price list.
What are dental crowns made of?
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap placed over a tooth. It can be made from porcelain fused to metal, ceramic, resin or gold and metal alloys.
Benefits of a dental crown?
A dental crown is an excellent solution to covering a broken, damaged or decaying tooth. Dental implants like crowns can improve your smile and confidence, support your face shape and resolve any issues with speech and eating due to a missing tooth.
How many appointments are required for a dental crown?
The first appointment involves a consultation with Rachel to discuss the treatment that you are interested in and she will be able to give you guidance on the treatment options available for you to achieve your desired end result.
The second appointment involves a Comprehensive Treatment Planning Consultation with Duncan where we would take any necessary X-Rays and explain to you all the possible options available to you to achieve the desired end result. This would then be followed up by sending you a full treatment report in the post which we would then discuss in a review consultation.
Following this, your dentist will numb the area to be treated and remove a thin top layer of the tooth so the crown will fit neatly over the top. Impressions of the tooth will be taken and your tooth colour noted so the resulting crown will blend in perfectly. While you wait for your crown to be custom-made in a laboratory, we will keep your tooth safe and looking good with a temporary restoration. When ready, the brand new ‘cap’ is fitted over your tooth, giving you a smile to be proud of.
How long does a dental crown last?
Maintaining that there are regular checkups with good oral hygiene, dental crowns can last 5 to 15 years.
How do I care for my dental crown?
Brush and floss twice daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Be careful to remove any floss from the side of the tooth.