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About dental crownsDental 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.
About porcelain crownsPorcelain 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!
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.
About crownsDental 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.
Replacement crownsWhen 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.
About crownsDental 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.
Why would I need a crown?Crowns are sometimes known as caps, and they work to strengthen damaged, worn or broken teeth by sitting on top of the existing tooth structure. With a crown, the tooth is stronger and more resistant, and it will also look more attractive. The procedure involves removing decayed tissue from the tooth, reducing the risk of infection and further damage to the tooth. You may be advised to have a crown if:
- you have extensive decay
- your tooth has been weakened by a large filling
- you have injured your tooth
- you are having restorative or tooth replacement treatment, such as bridgework or implants