Our dental crowns are made from hard-wearing and durable material, but they don’t last forever. It’s important to check crowns on a regular basis and to ensure that they are replaced periodically. If you’ve had a crown for a long time or have started to notice problems with your crown, call us and book an appointment.
Crowns are a restorative treatment used to strengthen damaged and decayed teeth. They help to improve the function of the tooth and also create a better aesthetic. They are commonly made from porcelain, but they can also be made from precious metals.
Why it’s important to replace dental crowns
It’s important to replace dental crowns because they only have a certain lifespan and once they start to become worn or suffer damage, they are unable to provide the same level of protection and functionality as a strong new crown. When you have a dental checkup, your dentist will always have a look at any fillings or crowns to check the condition and look for any signs of wear or tear. If your crown is looking a little tired, it may be time to replace it with a new one to provide your tooth with increased strength and resistance.
The crown replacement process is relatively straightforward and there’s nothing to worry about. The old crown is removed first and the tooth is then cleaned and reshaped in preparation for the new crown. A new impression is created and sent to the laboratory and your replacement crown will be ready in around two weeks. We then fit the crown by placing it gently over your tooth and securing it with dental adhesive.
How long should my crown last?
Crowns last for around 5-10 years, but this is dependent on the material used and the quality of the crown. In some cases, crowns can last a lot longer, sometimes up to 15 years.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about crowns or replacement crowns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
August 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Modern crowns are light, comfortable and incredibly natural looking and if you need a replacement crown or you have a damaged or broken tooth, you’ve come to the right place. We offer high quality replacement and new crowns to restore teeth effortlessly.
Dental crowns are restorations called into action when the visible part of the tooth is damaged or decayed. You may need a crown if your tooth has been severely damaged in an accident or sports injury or if your tooth is no longer strong enough to support a large filling. We may also recommend crown treatment when the tooth is infected and the infection has reached the pulp tissue, which contains the nerves and blood vessels. This is usually carried out following root canal treatment.
Modern crowns are strong and hard-wearing, but they don’t last forever and they will eventually need replacing. If you have a damaged or old crown and you need a sparkling new replacement, we will happily do this for you.
When you have a crown replaced, the first thing to do is to remove the existing crown, clean the tooth and prepare it ready for the new crown. Before the new crown is fitted, an impression of your tooth is created once the tooth structure has been shaped. This impression is then sent away and when your new crown is ready, we will fit it. Usually, we fit a temporary crown to bridge the gap, which is most commonly there for around two weeks.
We are proud to offer the finest quality porcelain crowns to beautify your smile and strengthen damaged teeth. Porcelain has a stunning radiant sheen and it matches the shade of the tooth seamlessly.
How long will my crown last?
Every case is different and some crowns will last longer than others depending on the type of material used, the quality of the material and how well you look after your tooth. Typically, crowns should last around five years and we will check your crowns and any other restorative work every time you have a routine check-up.
If you would like to find out about crown treatment at Clifton Dental Studio or you would like to make an appointment to replace an old or worn crown, call us today or come and see if you are passing.
June 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm | dental crowns | No comment
At Clifton Dental Studio, we recognise the importance of quality and we use only the finest materials to create beautiful, functional restorations. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, we can create bespoke crowns to restore your smile and prevent further injury to the tooth.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are an effective way of restoring teeth that have been damaged or weakened as a result of an accident, dental health problems or an injury. We sometimes refer to crowns as caps, as they sit on top of the tooth. Crowns are durable and hard-wearing, and we can use ceramics including porcelain to create a beautifully natural aesthetic.
We us advanced techniques to hand-craft our crowns, creating layers to increase strength and give the crown a lovely luminescent sheen that mimics natural teeth.
Why would I need a crown?
Crowns are restorative treatments that may be called into action to restore and strengthen a fragile tooth. If your tooth is fractured, you have had a large filling in the past, you have an infected tooth or you have suffered extensive damage as a result of a fall or sports injury, for example, you may be advised to have a new crown. In the case of an infected tooth, the crown may be fitted after root canal treatment.
You may also need a new crown if you are having dental implant treatment to replace a missing tooth. In this case, the crown is connected to the implant to replace the visible part of the tooth, while the implant replaces the root section.
How long will my crown last?
Typically, crowns last between 5 and 10 years. It is not possible for crowns to decay. However, the tooth tissue that joins the crown can become damaged and for this reason good oral hygiene is really important.
April 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm | dental crowns | No comment
At Clifton Dental Studio, we offer crowns fit for princes and princesses. We use only the finest quality materials to produce beautiful crowns that last for years. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth and are in need of some TLC, we are here to help!
Dental crowns are also known as caps. They sit over the top of the tooth to make the tooth stronger and to reduce the risk of further damage. You may be advised to have a new crown if you have a decayed tooth, your tooth has been damaged in an accident or through injury or you have had dental implant treatment. In cases of dental infection where root canal treatment has been carried out, a new crown is usually recommended to protect the tooth.
Crowns can be made from a range of materials and we find that ceramics such as porcelain are very popular. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable, but they also match the bright, white aesthetic of healthy natural teeth and they blend in with the smile.
Crowns should last for around 10 years, but it is important that they are cared for properly. While it is not possible for the actual crown to decay, the tooth tissue, which joins onto the crown can become decayed and therefore good oral hygiene is essential.
What happens when you have a crown?
Crowns are custom-made for each individual patient and we create an impression of the tooth to form a mould for the crown. Before the impression is created, the tooth is prepared and any decayed tissue is removed. This helps to prevent the spread of infection. Our crowns are hand-crafted by expert dental technicians and once they are ready, we fit them by placing the crown over your natural tooth gently. The crown is then secured using strong dental adhesive.
March 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Dental crowns are used commonly in modern dentistry to restore and repair damaged and broken teeth. Crowns are made from strong stuff, but occasionally they can become worn and damaged. If you have old crowns or your crown is damaged, why not arrange to come and see us so we can replace your worn crown with a stunning new porcelain crown?
Why would I need a crown?
Crowns are sometimes known as caps, and they work to strengthen damaged, worn or broken teeth by sitting on top of the existing tooth structure. With a crown, the tooth is stronger and more resistant, and it will also look more attractive. The procedure involves removing decayed tissue from the tooth, reducing the risk of infection and further damage to the tooth.
You may be advised to have a crown if:
- you have extensive decay
- your tooth has been weakened by a large filling
- you have injured your tooth
- you are having restorative or tooth replacement treatment, such as bridgework or implants
Replacing old crowns
Crowns are hard-wearing and durable but they are not considered to be a permanent solution and they usually last for around 10 years. Once a crown becomes worn, it is advisable to replace it with a new crown to improve the function of the tooth and reduce the risk of dental injuries. Uneven crowns can increase the risk of injuries, as well as contributing to an elevated risk of bruxism (tooth grinding).
At Clifton Dental Studio, we pride ourselves on offering the highest possible standards of restorative dental care and we use high grade materials, including porcelain, to produce natural looking, durable crowns.
The crown replacement procedure usually involves 2-3 sessions. We will talk you through the process when you have your consultation and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
January 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Crowns are usually reserved for Kings and Queens, but at Clifton Dental Studio we believe that every patient should be treated as a VIP! We can provide Christmas crowns to ensure that you start the New Year with a beaming smile.
What are crowns?
Crowns are restorative appliances, that are designed to strengthen and protect the teeth. They sit over your natural tooth and help to prevent damage and spread of infection. Crowns are also known as caps.
You may be advised to have crown treatment if you have had a large filling in the past, your tooth has been damaged extensively or your tooth is infected. Crowns help to make a weak tooth stronger, and the procedure involves removing decayed tissue to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria spreading through the tooth. In cases where an infection has reached the pulp tissue, it is common to perform root canal treatment and then place a new crown. Crowns can also have aesthetic benefits.
We can also use crowns to replace a missing tooth. In this case, the crown is attached to a dental implant. The implant replaces the root section of the lost tooth.
How long does a crown last?
Once a crown has been placed, it should last for around 10 years. Crowns can be made from metals or ceramics and treatment usually takes 2 sessions. The first session is designed to prepare the tooth and the second session involves placing the crown. A temporary crown will be fitted to bridge the gap between the 1st and 2nd appointments. It’s important to take good care of a crown and look after it in the same way as a natural tooth. We will check your crown at every routine check-up.
December 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Crowns are usually reserved for kings and queens, but at Clifton Dental Studio, we believe all our patients deserve the royal treatment.
With our incredible dental crowns, we can create strong, beautiful teeth to make you look and feel like a VIP.
About dental crowns
Dental crowns are restorations, and are used to strengthen teeth following accidents, injuries or infections that leave them weak and vulnerable. Crowns are placed over the top of the tooth, and they help to protect the tooth from damage, decrease the risk of a spread of infection and make the tooth look more attractive.
We often recommend porcelain crowns, as they produce stunning, natural looking aesthetics and offer strength and durability. We can use crowns alone or as part of more intensive restorative treatment, such as dental implant treatment or bridgework.
What happens when a tooth is crowned?
Before a tooth is crowned, the tooth is prepared. This involves removing all the decayed tissue, cleaning the tooth thoroughly and then shaping it. Once the tooth is ready, we will use dental putty to create a mould of your tooth. This is used by our highly skilled technicians to create your bespoke crown.
When your crown is ready, we will place it over the top of your tooth and then secure it firmly using strong dental adhesive. It should fit perfectly and you should find that you get used to it very quickly. Modern crowns are much lighter and less cumbersome than the restorations of old.
How long should my crown last?
Crowns usually last for around 10 years provided that they are well looked-after.
November 6, 2014 at 10:54 am | dental crowns | No comment
We aim to make every patient feel like royalty and we provide crown treatment fit for any VIP. With our porcelain crowns, you can enjoy a beautiful smile and strong, healthy teeth.
About dental crowns
Dental crowns, sometimes known as caps, are restorations that are used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by injury, decay or trauma. With a crown, we are able to build up the tooth and restore its function, reducing the risk of infection and crumbling and enabling you to keep your tooth. Crowns are placed over the top of the tooth and they can be made from various materials such as porcelain, which gives a lovely natural looking finish.
Crowns are designed for strength and durability as well as a aesthetics and they should last for up to ten years. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, as although it’s not possible for the porcelain to decay, the area of the tooth that joins the crown can become infected.
We usually carry out crown treatment over a period of two weeks with two separate treatment sessions. During the first session, we will prepare the tooth and create an impression to be used by dental technicians to create your custom-made crown. Preparing the tooth involves removing the decayed tissue, cleaning the tooth thoroughly and shaping it.
Once the new crown is ready, the second session can take place. This is usually around 14 days later. The crown is placed over the tooth and then secured using adhesive. We will check that it fits perfectly and then you will be free to go and enjoy your new healthy tooth!
September 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Porcelain crowns are a fantastic treatment for teeth, which have become weakened. Teeth can become weak for a variety of reasons including a large filling, dental decay or even an injury to the mouth area. Clifton Dental of Bristol treat weakened teeth with porcelain veneers for a number of reasons. Porcelain material look extremely natural and blend in with the natural teeth, the shade can be matched to the rest of the mouth, and porcelain is also very durable and will not affect bite or chew function. A crown fits over the whole of a weakened tooth to protect it from further damage and to support it when doing everyday activities such as biting and chewing. Weak teeth can also be very sensitive to hot and cold elements and may affect what a person eats and drinks. A porcelain crown will stop any sensitivity in the tooth and patients can get on with their lives without the worry of pain and sensitivity. For more help and information about our dental crowns get in touch with the team in Bristol.
March 3, 2014 at 10:01 am | dental crowns | No comment
We use the latest high quality materials to produce natural looking, durable crowns, which will enhance your smile and strengthen your teeth. Crowns are a type of restoration, which are used to make the teeth stronger following an accident or injury or damage caused by decay. Crowns are also sometimes known as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth. Our porcelain crowns look like healthy natural teeth and it is not possible to distinguish between the crown and the natural tooth. As well as making the tooth stronger and helping to reduce the risk of further damage, crowns can also enhance the look of your smile. If you have extensive decay, a broken tooth or an oral infection, you may benefit from a new crown. Crowns are also commonly used after dental implant treatment, bridge work and root canal therapy. Our crowns are custom-made for each individual by highly trained dental technicians; the crown is made based on an impression of the tooth and this means that it will fit perfectly. Before a crown is placed, the tooth is prepared to remove the decayed tissue; this helps to prevent infection from spreading. Once the crown has been made, it is then placed over the top of the tooth and fixed in position using dental adhesive.
February 15, 2014 at 9:44 am | dental crowns | No comment