Restorative treatment is very common because although the teeth are made of sturdy stuff, they are prone to damage. Crowns are commonly used to build up strength in the tooth when it has become weaker as a result of an injury such as a fracture, major chip, or decay.
What exactly is a crown?
A crown is a type of tooth restoration, which is placed over the top of the natural tooth to make it stronger and more robust. Crowns are also known as caps.
Crowns can be made from different materials including ceramics such as porcelain, and precious metals such as gold. In many cases, crowns are made from ceramic fused to metal, as this means that they are strong and durable, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
How is a crown fitted?
The treatment process involves two stages. During the first stage, the tooth is prepared, which means taking out the decayed or damaged tooth tissue and cleaning and shaping the tooth. Once the tooth has been prepared, a mould will be created and this is used by dental technicians to produce the new crown.
Once the new crown is ready, it will be fitted. The crown is placed over the top of the tooth and then secured in position using strong dental adhesive. Your dentist will then make any final adjustments to ensure that the crown fits perfectly and looks good.
How long does a crown last?
Crowns cannot decay, but the area where the crown joins the natural tooth can become infected and for this reason, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and treat the tooth as if it were a normal tooth. Crowns should last for several years provided that they are well looked-after. For more information or to arrange a consultation then contact us at Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol.
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.
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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!
Teeth can weaken and break for several different reasons. Tooth decay caused by dental plaque and bacteria starts off as tiny holes, but if left untreated these holes grow and enlarge into dental cavities, which require dental treatment. Dental cavities reduce the strength of the teeth and in some cases the tooth can be lost all together. However, before this occurs cleaning and a dental crown can be used to restore some of the strength the tooth has lost.
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.
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!
At Clifton Dental Studio, we offer crowns fit for princes and princesses. We use only the finest quality materials to produce beautiful crowns that last for years. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth and are in need of some TLC, we are here to help!
Dental 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.
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.
Crowns are a lovely way to forget the problems you may have suffered due to tooth loss or some form of decay, as they can repair all of the things that may have gone wrong and put that beautiful smile back on your face once more. Some people love to go for gold when it comes to having a crown fitted- they have strength and razzamatazz in equal levels. But if you prefer the more natural approach, porcelain veneers are the way forward and porcelain fits into the natural karma of the mouth, mirroring the naturalness of your teeth’s enamel: they come in two different forms; if it is strength that you require, say to the back of the mouth where your crown will be required to do a lot of chewing work then you can order a porcelain-over-metal crown, as these are very strong. But if your crown only has to look gorgeous and do the minimal amount of work, then you can opt for a full porcelain crown. Both types of porcelain crown can be colour matched to fit in with the rest of your teeth to give you a completely natural look. They aren’t that expensive, but essential in retaining the overall future health of your mouth; if you’d like to know more about crowns, how they can help you or indeed any thing else dental, give Clifton Dental of Bristol a call, for they serve the Gloucester area and are experts in all fields of dentistry.
Porcelain crowns are very versatile tooth-shaped caps that can be used in the repair of dental trauma and also as a protective barrier following dental surgery. Durable and lifelike, they can also benefit the cosmetic appearance of teeth damaged by discolouration and enamel erosion. When a porcelain crown is fixed it serves to protect the portion of the tooth that is proud of the gum line.
If a tooth has been damaged by a head trauma or sporting injury it may be cracked chipped or broken. Some minor damage may be repaired by dental bonding made from composite resin, but often the structure of the tooth is damaged to the extent that it needs reinforcing. A dental crown is cemented over the surface of the damaged tooth acting as a support and barrier against any further damage. This prevents the need to remove the tooth and preserves many of its natural functions. Porcelain crowns are also used to hold in place dental fillings and repair work carried out during root canal surgery.
Crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons being fitted over badly eroded or worn teeth. Some teeth that are badly discoloured, either due to smoking or hereditary conditions, can also be cosmetically enhanced by porcelain crowns.
New computer-aided methods of design and manufacture make it possible to produce a crown from a single piece of porcelain in as little as six minutes. This has been a huge advancement of the laboratory-produced crowns of the past which often took weeks to manufacture. This has reduced waiting and appointment times for patients. It is now possible to have a crown designed and fitted in only one appointment.
Porcelain crowns are also significantly thinner than they have previously been meaning that far less enamel removal is required for accurate sizing. If you have a cracked or damaged tooth or are looking to enhance the appearance of your worn teeth, ask a Swindon dentist about new porcelain crowns technology.