Dental crowns

If you need premium quality dental crowns, the team at Smile Dental Implants can help. Also called caps, a dental crown is a carefully-tailored sleeve that is cemented over a tooth to protect it from damage. Dental crowns can repair teeth, improve their appearance and help to prevent fractures following root canal treatment. They can also be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, alignment, or shape.

Our skilled team of dental crown specialists can restore your teeth to optimum shape and strength.

When do I need a dental crown?

A dental crown is likely to be needed when there is no longer enough healthy tissue to hold a filling in place or if a weak or damaged tooth needs to be covered. We might recommend a crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from further damage
  • Restore a worn or broken tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth
  • Hold a bridge in place
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Crowns can be made from several different materials, with one of the most popular being porcelain. This offers great strength and mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. We can discuss the different options available.

What can you expect from dental crown treatment?

Any treatment starts with a detailed consultation to assess the suitability of a crown to discuss the treatment with you. We can offer advice about the suitable crown material and the treatment process and answer any queries you may have.

Preparation time will depend on the damage to the tooth because your tooth may need to be reshaped to fit the cap over it. We will then take a digital scan of the tooth so a custom-made crown can be constructed.

The digital scan will be sent to a special laboratory where your crown will designed and milled using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) processes. We provide a temporary crown to protect the tooth whilst this is being done. The crown will then be fitted to the tooth to restore function and form. The treatment generally takes around two appointments to complete.

How long will my crown last?

Crowns are not expected to deteriorate over time, but ceramic can still be damaged from cracks and chips. The crown itself will not decay, but decay can start on the edge where the tooth meets the crown. We can advise you on solutions to keep your crown looking good and in a healthy condition. This will include good dental hygiene to maintain optimum oral health and avoiding hard foods that could dislodge or break the crown.

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If you would like to find out more about dental crown treatment, please get in touch and book a consultation.

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