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Crowns have been floating around the world of dentistry for decades now and they do invaluable work at helping to restore a tooth if it has been injured or has succumbed to decay. Generally, to keep the visual harmony going in the smile, most people will opt for a crown made from porcelain and depending on where the crown needs to be placed in the mouth, it will govern how the crown will be constructed. A crown at the back of the mouth will undergo a lot of stress caused by chewing, so it will have to be strong, in which case, a porcelain-over-metal crown would be used because of its strength. Towards the front of the mouth however, you can get away with using a crown made entirely from porcelain. But in both of these cases, some people opt for gold- again strong, yet it does rather come across a bit of a status symbol as well if it is put on show at the front of the mouth. Crowns are also used for replacing missing teeth and can be used in bridgework or in conjunction with a dental implant. If you need more information about crowns, then get in touch with the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, as they ply their trade around Chepstow.
March 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm | dental crowns | No comment
If you have ever had really bad tooth decay in Weston-super-mare, you will probably know that in order to save your tooth from extraction, you are going to have to have the dead tissue removed from the tooth and then have the roots removed as well- a root canal treatment. But in order to keep your teeth ‘biting’ as they should to protect the way your jaws come together and the overall health of your mouth and stop the problem from spreading further, you are going to have to dip your hand in your pocket for some of restorative treatment to get the tooth back to it’s best- a dental crown is your answer. Now, modern dentistry not only offers you what is ‘hip’ and what is ‘in’ right now, but also offers you the choice of which crown you would like. They come in a few variations- gold crowns are strong and can withstand the forces that are put into the mouth on an everyday basis; so too are porcelain-over-metal crowns- these are the preferable choices if you need to have a crown fitted towards the rear of the mouth and that can cope with all that chewing and indeed, gossiping that you do everyday, If you have suffered a bit of decay at the front of the mouth however, again the choice is yours, but you may get away with a purely porcelain crown, as the stresses at the front of the mouth are not as harsh as at the back and porcelain is one of the most natural substances on the planet that complements the natural hue that your teeth give off.
October 13, 2011 at 8:39 am | dental crowns | No comment
Having a winning smile can really improve your outlook on life. Walking into a room of friends or strangers and knowing that your smile looks great gives you a huge advantage in terms of self confidence and you will instantly be more appealing to other people. If you have a tooth or a couple of teeth that are broken down or severely cracked then you might be wondering what you can do to correct this problem and end up with a beautiful smile of which you can be proud. Dental crowns represent an effective solution.
Dental crowns are effectively caps with are placed over teeth which have been broken down. They tend to be made of porcelain these days which has several properties making it an ideal substance for this purpose. It can be used in small quantities without any loss of durability and strength. Because it is a lot like glass it will not stain and it is highly adaptable so your dentists can tailor it to the colour and shade of the surrounding teeth. Looking like the rest of your teeth is a prime concern for dentists when fitting dental crowns.
The developments in technology that dentists now use for their dental procedures mean that dental crowns can be fitted with great ease and speed. You need not take more than a short morning or afternoon off work to be fitted with a stunning dental crown from your Bath dentist. This is because many surgeries now utilise the very latest in digital techniques that allow them to take digital x-rays and send the data to an online milling machine which makes the dental crown in less than ten minutes, ready to be fitted.
August 15, 2011 at 4:22 am | dental crowns | No comment
Having a crown fitted in Bath these days, has become as straight forward as having most regular dental procedures, but that’s not to under estimate its importance. Fitting a crown helps to retain the strength of the tooth and its longevity, and maintain the mouth’s hygiene. Over time, teeth can become cracked and worn, tooth decay can set in, or you may even suffer injury. If any of these problems are left unchecked, the tooth may be lost altogether, but crown procedures are nothing to worry about. Your dentist will first assess any damage by taking x-rays and then decide on a course of treatment and the best material to make the crown from, depending on its placement in the mouth. In the case of tooth decay, any rotting matter must be removed before the crown can be fitted. This may require a root canal to remove the pulp and root of the tooth before being cleaned and then filled to take the crown. Teeth in the mouth undergo different stresses- back teeth generally chew and bite, so require the crown to be made from either gold or porcelain-over-metal for durability. Teeth towards the front, take less stress, therefore the crown can be made from just porcelain or resin, that also look more natural in the mouth. Having a crown fitted also prevents any further decay spreading and reduces the chance of infection setting in.
February 3, 2011 at 7:39 am | dental crowns | No comment
Dental crowns, inlays and veneers are some of the most useful and versatile dental treatments. Not only do they protect teeth from damage but they also restore the cosmetic appearance of the teeth. In the past, manufacturing these ceramic restorations involved a lengthy process of dental moulds, x-rays and fabrication in a laboratory. The whole process from initial consultation to fitting of the crown could take several appointments and several weeks.
However, a new technology called Cerec is revolutionising the way dentists make ceramic restorations and clearly points the way forward in terms of modern dentistry. Cerec relies on the information provided by digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging. This allows the dentist a full 3D view of the patient’s teeth on which to design the new crown or veneer.
When satisfied, they can then select the right shade and consistency of enamel and instruct a computer-guided mill to sculpt the new tooth cap. This whole milling process can take as little as six minutes per tooth and allows the whole procedure to be carried out in just one appointment.
Cerec is cutting edge technology and is available now at Chepstow dentists. It has drastically cut waiting and treatment times for all patients, meaning fewer appointments are needed and that you can have the dental work you require carried out as soon as possible.
Cerec made crowns, veneers and inlays are also incredibly strong as they are made from a single piece of porcelain as opposed to several layers. This kind of pioneering technology has many possible uses in dentistry and it is expected that soon, all dental restorations will be manufactured in this way.
August 23, 2010 at 4:14 am | dental crowns | No comment
Injury and disease can affect the health of our teeth. Teeth that are affected by decay or have been damaged as the result of an accident or biting something hard can be very sore and also lead to further dental complications. If a tooth is cracked or has severe dental cavities it can easily become infected. This can be very painful if the infection begins to attack the dental nerve and can ultimately lead to tooth loss. This is why it is so important to repair damaged teeth before they are attacked by infection and disease.
One of the most tried and tested ways of protecting a tooth is to use a dental crown. Crowns are artificial caps that are cemented over the top of the existing teeth, covering all parts that are exposed above the gum. In this way they act as a barrier against further problems and also restore the structural integrity of the tooth.
Crowns have been used in dentistry for many years. They can be made of a number of materials but have commonly been made from metal (sometimes gold and silver for the more ostentatious patient) and porcelain. Although metal is obviously a very strong dental substitute, it suffers from a poor aesthetic quality and is often not favoured by many patients. Porcelain on the other hand, looks a lot like natural tooth enamel, even having a slight translucent quality. This means that a porcelain crown will look very realistic in the mouth. Porcelain can also be especially selected to closely match the colour if the existing teeth.
New dental technology available at Weston-super-Mare dentist also enables them to manufacture porcelain crowns in a fraction of the time previously needed. Some porcelain crowns can even be made and fitted in just one appointment. A crown could be the only way to protect your tooth and porcelain is one of the best materials to use to achieve this.
July 7, 2010 at 4:30 am | dental crowns | No comment
Technology is changing our world at an incredible rate. New devices are being invented and implemented to make our lives more comfortable and more convenient, at a remarkable pace. The world of dental treatment is experiencing a similar technological revolution that is changing the way dentistry is practised and making lives easier and more comfortable for patients.
One of the most notable and impressive new dental technologies is known as Cerec, and in many respects represents the future of modern dental practise. In the past, if a patient needed a dental crown or a veneer to repair a damaged tooth or restore the health of a decayed one, it would take several appointments and several weeks to design and fit. Cerec has made this process possible in a single visit to your Chepstow dentist.
Using new dental equipment like digital x-rays and 3D imaging, the dentist can create an incredibly accurate picture of your mouth in only a few minutes. There is no need for time consuming traditional x-rays or dental moulds. Using this digital image the dentist can then begin to design the new crown or restoration on the computer. When satisfied with the appearance, they can then instruct a computer-guided mill to sculpt the new tooth from a single piece of carefully colour-matched porcelain. This manufacturing process can take as little as six minutes per tooth, which is an incredible improvement on the previous laboratory method.
Also known as chair-side treatment, Cerec reduces the need for dental appointments, making your life more convenient and shortening waiting times for all other patients. With stunning results possible, it is easy to see why more dentists and even more patients are opting to choose Cerec dental restorations.
March 21, 2010 at 8:06 am | dental crowns | No comment
Anyone who has suffered the pain of a severely damaged tooth or root canal procedure can tell you exactly how unpleasant it is. When dental nerves are exposed either due to cracks in the teeth, cavities or dental surgery they can be incredibly sensitive and the source of great discomfort. Dental crowns are artificial tooth caps that aim to rebuild the structure of damaged or exposed teeth to protect them from further damage and restore their cosmetic appearance.
Crowns are very versatile and effective and can be made from a number of different materials. Depending on the situation of the tooth in the mouth, crowns can either be made of a mixture of ceramic and metal, or for more visually prominent teeth, just from a porcelain ceramic. It is even possible to manufacture crowns made form pure gold or silver for a slightly more glitzy appearance.
When applying dental crowns to damaged teeth, the dentist will need to remove some of the surface enamel to allow the crown to fit over the top. The crown should cover all parts of the tooth that are proud of the gum line for maximum protection. They are fixed to the teeth using a strong composite resin bonding which is tooth coloured for a more attractive cosmetic appearance.
New technology has radically reduced the amount of time needed to manufacture and fit crowns. It is now even possible to repair a damaged tooth with a crown in only one visit to the dentist, using computer-aided technology. A crown from a Bath dentist can last up to twenty years if properly cared for, offering protection from pain and further damage with no damage to the appearance of the teeth.
January 4, 2010 at 4:28 am | dental crowns | No comment
Restorative dental crowns are caps that fit over the top of damaged, broken or cracked teeth in order to restore their cosmetic appearance and protect them from further damage. They can be made from a variety of different substances including gold and silver but are most commonly fabricated from enamel-like porcelain.
Dental crowns have existed for many years but it is only in the last few years that they have improved to reach the incredible standards of realism and effective protection that they offer today. New computer-aided design and manufacture technology has allowed Swindon dentists to be able to fit beautifully engineered crowns in a fraction of the time previously possible.
There are many reasons why patients need crowns, ranging from further protective measures following root canal treatments to purely cosmetic reasons improving the appearance of a smile. Whatever the reason, dental crowns are fitted in the same way following preparation involving some removal of enamel. This allows the crown to fit naturally over the top of the existing tooth without looking out of place. However, as crown technology improves and crowns are manufactured to ever-higher degrees of accuracy, the porcelain becomes thinner, meaning less enamel needs to be removed prior to fitting.
A dental crown procedure will usually involve several visits to the dentist to complete. It is usually a relatively painless procedure unless the teeth are being repaired due to structural damage. Once fitted, if properly cared for, a dental crown will offer added protection against further injury, restore the cosmetic appearance of the tooth and resist stains for up to fifteen years.
December 10, 2009 at 5:47 am | dental crowns | No comment
Porcelain crowns are very versatile tooth-shaped caps that can be used in the repair of dental trauma and also as a protective barrier following dental surgery. Durable and lifelike, they can also benefit the cosmetic appearance of teeth damaged by discolouration and enamel erosion. When a porcelain crown is fixed it serves to protect the portion of the tooth that is proud of the gum line.
If a tooth has been damaged by a head trauma or sporting injury it may be cracked chipped or broken. Some minor damage may be repaired by dental bonding made from composite resin, but often the structure of the tooth is damaged to the extent that it needs reinforcing. A dental crown is cemented over the surface of the damaged tooth acting as a support and barrier against any further damage. This prevents the need to remove the tooth and preserves many of its natural functions. Porcelain crowns are also used to hold in place dental fillings and repair work carried out during root canal surgery.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons being fitted over badly eroded or worn teeth. Some teeth that are badly discoloured, either due to smoking or hereditary conditions, can also be cosmetically enhanced by porcelain crowns.
New computer-aided methods of design and manufacture make it possible to produce a crown from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes. This has been a huge advancement of the laboratory-produced crowns of the past which often took weeks to manufacture. This has reduced waiting and appointment times for patients. It is now possible to have a crown designed and fitted in only one appointment.
Porcelain crowns are also significantly thinner than they have previously been meaning that far less enamel removal is required for accurate sizing. If you have a cracked or damaged tooth or are looking to enhance the appearance of your worn teeth, ask a Swindon dentist about new porcelain crowns technology.
November 14, 2009 at 7:41 am | dental crowns | No comment
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