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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.
Why it’s important to replace dental crownsIt’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.
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.
What are dental crowns?Dental crowns are an effective way of restoring teeth that have been damaged or weakened as a result of an accident, dental health problems or an injury. We sometimes refer to crowns as caps, as they sit on top of the tooth. Crowns are durable and hard-wearing, and we can use ceramics including porcelain to create a beautifully natural aesthetic. We us advanced techniques to hand-craft our crowns, creating layers to increase strength and give the crown a lovely luminescent sheen that mimics natural teeth.
Why would I need a crown?Crowns are restorative treatments that may be called into action to restore and strengthen a fragile tooth. If your tooth is fractured, you have had a large filling in the past, you have an infected tooth or you have suffered extensive damage as a result of a fall or sports injury, for example, you may be advised to have a new crown. In the case of an infected tooth, the crown may be fitted after root canal treatment. You may also need a new crown if you are having dental implant treatment to replace a missing tooth. In this case, the crown is connected to the implant to replace the visible part of the tooth, while the implant replaces the root section.
How long will my crown last?Typically, crowns last between 5 and 10 years. It is not possible for crowns to decay. However, the tooth tissue that joins the crown can become damaged and for this reason good oral hygiene is really important.
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