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.