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.
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.
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.
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.