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The Cosmetic Wonders of a Dental Crown

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.

About crowns

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.

Why You Should Get Your Old Crowns Replaced in Swindon

Dental crowns are used commonly in modern dentistry to restore and repair damaged and broken teeth. Crowns are made from strong stuff, but occasionally they can become worn and damaged. If you have old crowns or your crown is damaged, why not arrange to come and see us so we can replace your worn crown with a stunning new porcelain crown?

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

Replacing old crowns

Crowns are hard-wearing and durable but they are not considered to be a permanent solution and they usually last for around 10 years. Once a crown becomes worn, it is advisable to replace it with a new crown to improve the function of the tooth and reduce the risk of dental injuries. Uneven crowns can increase the risk of injuries, as well as contributing to an elevated risk of bruxism (tooth grinding). At Clifton Dental Studio, we pride ourselves on offering the highest possible standards of restorative dental care and we use high grade materials, including porcelain, to produce natural looking, durable crowns. The crown replacement procedure usually involves 2-3 sessions. We will talk you through the process when you have your consultation and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Get Yourself a Christmas Crown and Smile Your Way into the New Year in Bristol

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.  

Dental Crowns Fit for a King in Chepstow

Crowns are usually reserved for kings and queens, but at Clifton Dental Studio, we believe all our patients deserve the royal treatment. With our incredible dental crowns, we can create strong, beautiful teeth to make you look and feel like a VIP.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are restorations, and are used to strengthen teeth following accidents, injuries or infections that leave them weak and vulnerable. Crowns are placed over the top of the tooth, and they help to protect the tooth from damage, decrease the risk of a spread of infection and make the tooth look more attractive. We often recommend porcelain crowns, as they produce stunning, natural looking aesthetics and offer strength and durability. We can use crowns alone or as part of more intensive restorative treatment, such as dental implant treatment or bridgework.

What happens when a tooth is crowned?

Before a tooth is crowned, the tooth is prepared. This involves removing all the decayed tissue, cleaning the tooth thoroughly and then shaping it. Once the tooth is ready, we will use dental putty to create a mould of your tooth. This is used by our highly skilled technicians to create your bespoke crown. When your crown is ready, we will place it over the top of your tooth and then secure it firmly using strong dental adhesive. It should fit perfectly and you should find that you get used to it very quickly. Modern crowns are much lighter and less cumbersome than the restorations of old.

How long should my crown last?

Crowns usually last for around 10 years provided that they are well looked-after.

Feel Like Royalty with Crown Treatment in Chepstow

We aim to make every patient feel like royalty and we provide crown treatment fit for any VIP. With our porcelain crowns, you can enjoy a beautiful smile and strong, healthy teeth.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns, sometimes known as caps, are restorations that are used to strengthen teeth that have been weakened by injury, decay or trauma. With a crown, we are able to build up the tooth and restore its function, reducing the risk of infection and crumbling and enabling you to keep your tooth. Crowns are placed over the top of the tooth and they can be made from various materials such as porcelain, which gives a lovely natural looking finish. Crowns are designed for strength and durability as well as a aesthetics and they should last for up to ten years. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, as although it’s not possible for the porcelain to decay, the area of the tooth that joins the crown can become infected.

Crown treatment

We usually carry out crown treatment over a period of two weeks with two separate treatment sessions. During the first session, we will prepare the tooth and create an impression to be used by dental technicians to create your custom-made crown. Preparing the tooth involves removing the decayed tissue, cleaning the tooth thoroughly and shaping it. Once the new crown is ready, the second session can take place. This is usually around 14 days later. The crown is placed over the tooth and then secured using adhesive. We will check that it fits perfectly and then you will be free to go and enjoy your new healthy tooth!

Easy Crowns in Bristol

It is down purely to technological advances in the computer and laser surgery that have helped make the dental treatments you get in Bristol, slicker, painless and most importantly to the busier people in the city, faster. Dental crowns have been around for decades, helping people to get over tooth decay and loss. They also help to retain the status quo of the mouth’s bite, and ensure that there is no extra strain on the jaws. Crowns are manufactured from two basic materials, gold and porcelain and once they are made, they can be placed accordingly into the mouth. To make them normally takes a couple of weeks, although with a full porcelain crown, it can be made in around 30 minutes if you can find a dentist who offers CEREC treatments. However, once your dentist has the crown on the table, fitting it will take at most, half an hour and once it has had a little spit and polish, you are done: your teeth will be fully restored and your smile will look great once more. If you want to know more about the joys and relief that crowns bring to your mouth, and just how easy they are to pop in, then get along to Clifton Dental and find out more; they can give you top advice on the types of crowns you can have and how much they will set you back.  

Cracking Dental Crowns in Chepstow

Crowns have been floating around the world of dentistry for decades now and they do invaluable work at helping to restore a tooth if it has been injured or has succumbed to decay. Generally, to keep the visual harmony going in the smile, most people will opt for a crown made from porcelain and depending on where the crown needs to be placed in the mouth, it will govern how the crown will be constructed. A crown at the back of the mouth will undergo a lot of stress caused by chewing, so it will have to be strong, in which case, a porcelain-over-metal crown would be used because of its strength. Towards the front of the mouth however, you can get away with using a crown made entirely from porcelain. But in both of these cases, some people opt for gold- again strong, yet it does rather come across a bit of a status symbol as well if it is put on show at the front of the mouth. Crowns are also used for replacing missing teeth and can be used in bridgework or in conjunction with a dental implant. If you need more information about crowns, then get in touch with the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, as they ply their trade around Chepstow.  

Dentists in Bath improve the look and performance of teeth with dental crowns

Having a winning smile can really improve your outlook on life. Walking into a room of friends or strangers and knowing that your smile looks great gives you a huge advantage in terms of self confidence and you will instantly be more appealing to other people. If you have a tooth or a couple of teeth that are broken down or severely cracked then you might be wondering what you can do to correct this problem and end up with a beautiful smile of which you can be proud. Dental crowns represent an effective solution. Dental crowns are effectively caps with are placed over teeth which have been broken down. They tend to be made of porcelain these days which has several properties making it an ideal substance for this purpose. It can be used in small quantities without any loss of durability and strength. Because it is a lot like glass it will not stain and it is highly adaptable so your dentists can tailor it to the colour and shade of the surrounding teeth. Looking like the rest of your teeth is a prime concern for dentists when fitting dental crowns. The developments in technology that dentists now use for their dental procedures mean that dental crowns can be fitted with great ease and speed. You need not take more than a short morning or afternoon off work to be fitted with a stunning dental crown from your Bath dentist. This is because many surgeries now utilise the very latest in digital techniques that allow them to take digital x-rays and send the data to an online milling machine which makes the dental crown in less than ten minutes, ready to be fitted.

Having Dental Crowns fitted in Bath

Having a crown fitted in Bath these days, has become as straight forward as having most regular dental procedures, but that’s not to under estimate its importance. Fitting a crown helps to retain the strength of the tooth and its longevity, and maintain the mouth’s hygiene. Over time, teeth can become cracked and worn, tooth decay can set in, or you may even suffer injury. If any of these problems are left unchecked, the tooth may be lost altogether, but crown procedures are nothing to worry about. Your dentist will first assess any damage by taking x-rays and then decide on a course of treatment and the best material to make the crown from, depending on its placement in the mouth. In the case of tooth decay, any rotting matter must be removed before the crown can be fitted. This may require a root canal to remove the pulp and root of the tooth before being cleaned and then filled to take the crown. Teeth in the mouth undergo different stresses- back teeth generally chew and bite, so require the crown to be made from either gold or porcelain-over-metal for durability. Teeth towards the front, take less stress, therefore the crown can be made from just porcelain or resin, that also look more natural in the mouth. Having a crown fitted also prevents any further decay spreading and reduces the chance of infection setting in.

Experience the future with Cerec at Swindon dentist

Dental crowns and veneers are tools to improve the appearance of teeth and protect them from further damage. They have been successfully used in dentistry for many years but several advances in technology in recent years has revolutionised the way they are used. Modern crowns and veneers are for the most part made out of porcelain because of its similarity to tooth enamel. They are also significantly thinner than previously which means that less tooth enamel has to be removed before application. This was always a concern for dentists as they never liked having to remove otherwise healthy enamel. However, one of the most significant introductions over the last few years, and one could even argue in the history of dentistry, is Cerec. This is a new technology that allows dentists to utilise several areas of new technology to produce dental crowns and veneers in just a single appointment. In the past, a dental crown would need to be manufactured with the help of several time consuming dental moulds and conventional x-rays. The average time to manufacture a crown was about two weeks. Using new Cerec technology, which in turn uses digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging, this has been brought down to about half an hour. The process begins with the dentist taking a digital x-ray of the tooth in question. An image is more or less instantly displayed in the computer screen and can give the dentist an incredibly accurate three-dimensional view of the teeth. They can then use this image to design a crown or veneer on the screen. This image is then relayed to a computer guided mill where the new crown is sculpted from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes, and can be immediately fitted into the mouth using dental bonding. Because the porcelain is a single piece it is also incredibly strong. This new Cerec technology available at Swindon dentists represents the future of dental technology.

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Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Call Today On 0117 405 8154
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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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