A dental crown is a versatile treatment procedure that helps to strengthen teeth when they become weakened due to decay or injury. They also prevent further damage from happening to the tooth. Crowns are sometimes called caps as they are placed over the top of natural teeth, being designed to strengthen the visible part of the tooth.
You may be advised to have a crown in the following circumstances:
- If your tooth has been weakened by decay
- If you have had a large filling in the past
- If you have had root canal therapy
- If your tooth is fractured or badly cracked or worn
- If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth
Dental crowns are available in wide range of dental materials, including ceramic, precious metals and porcelain fused to metal. Modern crowns are strong, durable and aesthetically pleasing, with most people preferring to choose all-ceramic dental crowns as they look more like natural teeth.
Porcelain Dental Crown Procedure
Fitting a porcelain crown involves two stages.
First, we will remove any decayed or damaged tissue and prepare the tooth for crowning. The decayed tissue will be removed and the tooth cleaned thoroughly and shaped.
Once your tooth is ready, we will take a detailed scan of your entire mouth and then use it to create your crown. Once your crown is ready, it will be fitted in your mouth. Dr Anna might have to make a few adjustments to ensure that it fits your bite as comfortably as possible. Dr Anna will then bond the crown in place and polish up its surface.
Crowns last many many years of service provided they are cared for.
We also provide treatment that includes full crowns, veneered and indirect restoration.
We have recently invested in a new, state-of-the-art intraoral scanner. This innovative technology enables us to take a virtual impression of your mouth, teeth and gums in just minutes. This makes the entire process much less invasive, and much quicker and simpler.
It means that we no longer have to mould your teeth using messy, and sometimes uncomfortably, putty. Another bonus is that the scan can be taken in only a couple of minutes, meaning the entire process is now a lot quicker and more simple.
Plus, with the traditionally used putty, the outcome was not always 100% accurate. This meant that the end fit of the dental bridge was not as exact as it should have been. Our new intraoral scanner helps to overcomes all these issues, ensuring a much better outcome for you.
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