Tooth crowns are an effective cosmetic procedure to cover up imperfections and other damage to the teeth. The visible area of the affected tooth is coated by a crown, and this durable method can both improve appearance and the strength of the underlying tooth.
Why would I need a crown?
Wear on the teeth can arise from multiple factors, such as prolonged grinding of the teeth over time, unsuitable bite, tooth decay, old fillings, or the natural aging process. These problems can begin to deteriorate, crack or even break the teeth. Crowns are a productive route in restoring symmetry and creating a pleasing appearance of the smile, while also adding stability and strength to broken-down teeth. They can conceal misshapen, discoloured, chipped and otherwise imperfect teeth.
The crown-placing procedure
The cosmetic dentist takes an impression of the tooth or teeth to be covered and the crowns are made by professionals in a dental laboratory. With weakened teeth, restoration is necessary before the crown is bonded to the tooth. Fillings are commonplace for increasing stability. A temporary crown can be fitted while the real crown is manufactured, and then after two weeks the finished crown is cemented to the front of the tooth. The temporary crown is also important for determining any changes you want made to the colour of the cement.
What are crowns made from?
Dental crowns are usually made from porcelain, resin, gold, or metal. Some are more durable than others and the type best suiting your circumstances will depend on the problem to be corrected. Please speak to your cosmetic dentist for an in-depth consultation.
Porcelain and resin crowns
Porcelain and resin crowns are the most successful in terms of appearance, with a natural looking finish closely resembling real teeth. Using a pioneering bonding technique, the porcelain or reinforced resin is secured very strongly to the tooth. These veneers are especially useful for covering the front teeth due to their natural colouring. No metal is involved, which is a distinct advantage for patients sensitive to metals.
Porcelain and metal crowns
Porcelain and metal crowns involve a combination of the two materials for a more natural appearance combined with strength. These are often used for molars because the pressure and force on those particular teeth is sustained due to grinding and chewing. The metal substructure makes them unsuitable for those with metal sensitivity, and this also decreases the translucent, tooth mimicking properties due to the metal’s opaqueness.
Gold crowns are surprisingly malleable when it comes to fitting the tooth precisely. They provide a more exact fit than all other crowns, but they are immediately noticeable and appear unnatural, making them inappropriate who want a natural look. However, gold crowns are very strong and extremely durable. While other crowns are occasionally at risk of chipping, gold crowns have no trouble in this regard.
July 18, 2016 at 10:26 am | dental crowns | No comment
Restorative treatment is very common because although the teeth are made of sturdy stuff, they are prone to damage. Crowns are commonly used to build up strength in the tooth when it has become weaker as a result of an injury such as a fracture, major chip, or decay.
What exactly is a crown?
A crown is a type of tooth restoration, which is placed over the top of the natural tooth to make it stronger and more robust. Crowns are also known as caps.
Crowns can be made from different materials including ceramics such as porcelain, and precious metals such as gold. In many cases, crowns are made from ceramic fused to metal, as this means that they are strong and durable, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
How is a crown fitted?
The treatment process involves two stages. During the first stage, the tooth is prepared, which means taking out the decayed or damaged tooth tissue and cleaning and shaping the tooth. Once the tooth has been prepared, a mould will be created and this is used by dental technicians to produce the new crown.
Once the new crown is ready, it will be fitted. The crown is placed over the top of the tooth and then secured in position using strong dental adhesive. Your dentist will then make any final adjustments to ensure that the crown fits perfectly and looks good.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns cannot decay, but the area where the crown joins the natural tooth can become infected and for this reason, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and treat the tooth as if it were a normal tooth. Crowns should last for several years provided that they are well looked-after. For more information or to arrange a consultation then contact us at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol.
May 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm | dental crowns | No comment
An effective cosmetic dental treatment is ‘crowning,’ which can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance. The natural tooth is contoured slightly by your dentist, so the crown can fit snugly on top. All our crowns are crafted by highly skilled technicians and are therefore the same colour and shape as your existing teeth.
Crowns are a type of restoration used to strengthen teeth that have been damaged as a result of an injury, accident or decay and are sometimes known as caps because they fit over the top of the existing tooth.
Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, including precious metals, metal alloys and ceramic materials. Many people prefer to have ceramic crowns because they blend in with the natural colour of their teeth and are therefore invisible when you smile. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice because they are durable and strong, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
The procedure to fit a crown involves two stages. The first stage is to prepare the tooth for crowning and the second stage is to fit the crown. The tooth is prepared using an instrument called a burr, which your dentist will use to remove the decayed tissue and clean the tooth thoroughly before shaping the tooth. Once the tooth is ready, an impression will be created and sent to the laboratory so that a custom-made crown can be manufactured. When the crown has been sent back, it will be fitted and fixed in place once you and your dentist are happy.
Crowns are a very effective treatment for teeth that are damaged and decayed but it is important to look after the tooth after a crowing procedure. You should tend to your crown like a normal tooth and take care to stick to a good daily oral hygiene routine, which should include brushing the teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time and flossing. Crowns do not last forever but they should last for several years if they are well looked-after.
April 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm | dental crowns | No comment
If you thought crowns were only worn by the royal family, think again! With our beautiful porcelain crowns, you too can feel like a VIP.
About dental crowns
Dental crowns are very useful restorations that can help to build up weak, decayed and injured teeth. In many cases, a crown helps to restore function to a tooth that would otherwise crumble away and eventually have to be extracted. Crowns are recommended when the tooth is weak as a result of sporting injuries, accidents or falls that cause fractures, dental infections, decay and large cavities. We can also use crowns in tandem with dental implants to replace lost teeth.
We recommend porcelain crowns because they produce amazing aesthetics and are strong and hard-wearing. With a porcelain crown, it’s hard to spot the difference between the crown and the natural tooth, so you can smile with confidence!
What happens when a crown is placed?
Crowns sit over the top of the teeth and they are placed once the tooth has been buffed, shaped and thoroughly cleaned. The decayed or injured tissue is removed before the tooth is cleaned and your dentist will then create a mould of the tooth. This mould will be used to form the bespoke crown, which is usually fitted around two weeks later.
Once the crown has been positioned over the tooth and your dentist has checked that it fits perfectly, it will be secured firmly using dental adhesive.
Crowns are built to last and withstand the pressures of daily wear and tear and they should last for around 10 years. Every time you have a dental check-up, your dentist will have a look at the crown and check its condition. You don’t need to do anything special to care for a crown – simply carry on your daily oral hygiene routine as normal and take care when you’re playing sports or eating very hard foods.
January 14, 2016 at 1:03 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Most of like to indulge at Christmas and if you’re looking forward to a festive feast, this is the perfect time to book an appointment and sort out any dental problems. With our porcelain crowns, we can ensure you’re ready to enjoy a feast fit for a king or queen this Christmas.
About porcelain crowns
Porcelain crowns are dental restorations called into action when a tooth is damaged, broken or infected. The aim of the crown is to strengthen the tooth and reduce the risk of further injury or decay.
Crowns are placed over the existing tooth structure once the tooth has been shaped and prepared. Porcelain crowns are very popular because they match the colour of natural teeth and have a lovely sheen to make your smile sparkle.
What does treatment involve?
Crown treatment usually involves two sessions: the first session is used to shape the tooth and create the mould for your new crown. Your dentist will remove any decayed or damaged tissue and clean your tooth thoroughly before using dental putty to create an impression. The second session is used to fit your new crown and it usually takes place around 2 weeks later. The crown is placed over the tooth and firmly secured.
Porcelain crowns should ideally last around 5-10 years. When you have your crown fitted, your dentist will explain how to look after it and they will also check your crown every time you have a routine dental check-up.
If you’ve been struggling with toothache or haven’t been to the dentist in a while, now is the time to give us a call and make sure you’re fighting fit for the festive period!
December 16, 2015 at 4:24 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Teeth can weaken and break for several different reasons. Tooth decay caused by dental plaque and bacteria starts off as tiny holes, but if left untreated these holes grow and enlarge into dental cavities, which require dental treatment. Dental cavities reduce the strength of the teeth and in some cases the tooth can be lost all together. However, before this occurs cleaning and a dental crown can be used to restore some of the strength the tooth has lost.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is fitted over the top of your damaged tooth and fitted with a post to hold it in place. A dental crown can be made from a range of materials including acrylic resin, porcelain and other tooth coloured materials.
How is a dental crown fitted?
First your dentist will clean the area of the tooth that has decayed. This cleaning may also require root canal treatment to ensure that any pus or infection can be removed before the crown is fitted. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned a post is added, to which your crown is fitted.
When would I need a dental crown?
A dental crown is required if the cavity in a tooth is too big for composite filling. A crown provides more strength than a filling and may often be required if a tooth is severely decayed. Crowns are also used to hold bridges into place to help hold the new teeth in place too.
Are dental crowns noticeable?
Dental crowns are created to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and are made of tooth coloured materials. Every crown is custom made for each patient, using dental impressions. Dental crowns can now also be held in place with dental implants, which provide an extra level of support. If you would like more information about dental crowns get in touch with us at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol.
November 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm | dental crowns | No comment
Many people are aware of the restorative benefits of dental crowns, but have you ever wondered how a crown could transform the look of your smile? At Clifton Dental Studio, we pride ourselves on providing the finest quality dental crowns so you can enjoy peace of mind and enhanced dental protection as well as a beautiful, healthy looking smile.
Dental crowns are commonly used to patch up and repair broken and fractured teeth. They add strength to the tooth and protect it from further damage and injury. Crowns are sometimes known as caps because they are slotted over the top of the existing tooth structure. Crowns are commonly made from ceramics, are hard-wearing and should last around 10 years.
The aesthetic benefits of crowns
Crowns are predominantly used to restore the teeth, but they can also have amazing aesthetic benefits. Crowns improve the appearance of the tooth, making it look healthier and whiter. Porcelain is a good choice for crowns because it matches the shade of your tooth. If you have a number of broken, damaged or infected teeth, a new set of crowns can completely transform the look of the smile as well as making you feel much more confident.
Why would I need a crown?
You may be advised to have a new crown fitted if you have a dental infection or have damaged a tooth in an accident. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace a lost natural tooth.
September 8, 2015 at 3:21 pm | dental crowns | No comment
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