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.
Most of like to indulge at Christmas and if you’re looking forward to a festive feast, this is the perfect time to book an appointment and sort out any dental problems. With our porcelain crowns, we can ensure you’re ready to enjoy a feast fit for a king or queen this Christmas.
About porcelain crowns
Porcelain 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!
Many people dream of a flawless white smile and we have a host of treatments and services available to correct flaws and repair damaged teeth to help you achieve a perfect looking smile. We use porcelain restorations on a regular basis because as a material, it offers stunning, natural looking aesthetics in addition to providing strength and durability.
Crown treatment is often recommended when a tooth is severely damaged or it has become weak as a result of decay, a large filling or an injury. The aim of a crown is to strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure. A crown is placed over the top of the tooth and is consequently sometimes known as a cap.
Porcelain crowns do not just offer restorative benefits for the teeth, they also help to improve the aesthetic. Porcelain matches the tooth shade and it also has a lovely iridescence, which mimics the look of healthy, bright teeth.
When we fit a porcelain crown, the tooth is prepared first. This involves removing any decayed tissue and shaping the tooth ready for the crown to be placed. Once the tooth has been shaped, an impression is created and this is sent to the laboratory. The new crown is then made and fitted. We usually place a temporary crown to bridge the gap between the first and second appointments, which are around two weeks apart.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic solution for aesthetic issues such as gaps between the teeth, staining, chips and misshapen teeth. They are fixed onto the natural teeth to produce a new smile and they can make a massive difference to the way you look as well as how confident you feel when you smile. Veneers are made individually and can be used to treat isolated issues or placed as a full set to create a brand new smile. Porcelain is a popular material for veneers because it creates natural looking, radiant and beautiful smiles. Veneer treatment usually involves two sessions: one session to plan treatment and create impressions of the teeth and a second session to fit and secure the veneers.
If you would like to find out more about how we use porcelain to create breath-taking smiles or you are interested in crown or veneer treatment, call today!
The results that can be achieved by modern dentistry are truly amazing. We are proud to offer a host of innovative orthodontic, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to enable all our patients to enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles.
Quality lies at the heart of what we do, and we use only the finest materials to produce high grade restorations and tooth replacements. Porcelain is one of our favourite materials, as it enables us to provide our patients with stunning aesthetics and highly effective treatment. Here are just a few examples of how we use porcelain to create sparkling smiles in Bath, Bristol and beyond:
Veneers are wafer-thin shells made from porcelain. They are fixed to the surface of the natural teeth to produce a beautiful new smile. Porcelain is a popular choice because it has a beautiful glossy sheen and matches the shade of healthy, bright teeth. Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth and they provide an excellent solution for people who have worn, stained or misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns are restorations that sit over the top of a damaged or decayed tooth to make it stronger. Porcelain crowns look exactly like natural teeth, as they match the shade of the tooth perfectly for a seamless finish. They are durable and hard-wearing and they can have a really positive impact on the overall look of the smile.
Porcelain dental bridges
Dental bridges are an affordable and effective treatment for patients who have missing teeth. Bridges are commonly used to replace a single lost tooth and they can last up to 15 years. Treatment usually takes 2-3 weeks, with 2 sessions. Although bridges can be made from ceramic and metals, porcelain is a very popular choice because it provides very lifelike and attractive aesthetics.
If you would like to find out more about natural looking restorative treatments or stunning veneers, call now and book an appointment!
We use the latest high quality materials to produce natural looking, durable crowns, which will enhance your smile and strengthen your teeth. Crowns are a type of restoration, which are used to make the teeth stronger following an accident or injury or damage caused by decay. Crowns are also sometimes known as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth. Our porcelain crowns look like healthy natural teeth and it is not possible to distinguish between the crown and the natural tooth. As well as making the tooth stronger and helping to reduce the risk of further damage, crowns can also enhance the look of your smile. If you have extensive decay, a broken tooth or an oral infection, you may benefit from a new crown. Crowns are also commonly used after dental implant treatment, bridge work and root canal therapy. Our crowns are custom-made for each individual by highly trained dental technicians; the crown is made based on an impression of the tooth and this means that it will fit perfectly. Before a crown is placed, the tooth is prepared to remove the decayed tissue; this helps to prevent infection from spreading. Once the crown has been made, it is then placed over the top of the tooth and fixed in position using dental adhesive.