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.
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.
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.
There are many types of cosmetic dentistry available for patients of all budgets and with all conditions of teeth. Over the last twenty years technology has allowed an amazing improvement in the nature of cosmetic dental treatments to the point that there are now very few patients who could not benefit greatly from a cosmetic treatment.
This improvement in treatment has been echoed by a reduction in price. As many treatments are now more easily performed, they are also more cost-effective. This has opened up the world of cosmetic dentistry to many more patients. Cosmetic dentistry has also benefited from increased exposure on the many and multifarious television makeover shows, which advertise just exactly what kind of level of improvement is possible.
One of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments is tooth whitening. This involves placing a special whitening gel in contact with the enamel, to bleach any patches of discolouration or staining. This can yield stunning results with teeth being made up to ten shades whiter. With treatments starting from as little as sixty pounds, there is now every reason to ask your Swindon dentist about teeth whitening.
Other cosmetic dental procedures include ceramic restoration such as veneers and crowns. These can improve the appearance of stained, misaligned and worn teeth helping to improve the appearance of your smile. Although slightly more expensive than some other treatments, they are also capable of transforming the appearance of teeth in as little as one appointment. Ask your dentist at your next check up about which of the cosmetic treatments would be most suitable for your teeth. They will also be able to give you a clearer indication of the price for each individual procedure.