DENTAL CROWN & BRIDGES
When teeth become damaged or stained, they can lose their function and begin to affect the confidence you have in your smile. Dental Crowns are a great option to treat this issue, by providing a cap to sit over the tooth which revitalises their use!
Dental Crowns are used to cover a natural tooth that needs to be protected. They are made of porcelain and shaped like caps which are customised to your tooth shape. The form and function of your tooth are improved by the protective layer they provide. Dental Crowns are designed to match the appearance of your teeth so that they look and feel natural in your mouth.
Once they are fitted, Dental Crowns will cover the whole tooth, from the biting surface to the gum line, giving you full protection from any further damage. They can be applied to a number of dental issues, including weak teeth, broken teeth and unstable fillings, but can also be applied for cosmetic purposes. Their effectiveness and versatility make Dental Crowns a popular dental option.
In your first appointment, we will evaluate the issue and discuss the treatment procedure with you. If your tooth is severely damaged, we might have to prepare the tooth so it can support the crown. This involves either making it larger (with a filling procedure) or filing it down. An impression is then made of the prepared tooth and sent off to a dental lab, so an exact crown can be fitted. We will usually provide you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth between your initial appointment and the fitting of your crown.
In your second appointment, the customised Dental Crown is fitted. We will begin by removing the temporary crown and cleaning the area. Then a dental adhesive is applied and the customised crown is put in place. A specialised light is then used to cement the crown in place. Following the fitting, your new Dental Crown might take a little while to get used to but once this initial phase has passed, you will have a crown that will function and feel like a normal tooth!
Dental crowns help to protect a damaged area of your tooth and prevent further complications to the affected tooth. However, it can also be used to treat a number of cosmetic issues. The variety of dental issues treated by Dental Crowns include:
– Misshapen teeth
– Large dental filling support
– Damaged teeth (worn, chipped or cracked)
– Dental implant cover
– Weak teeth
– Dental bridge support
– Discoloured teeth
– Gaps in between teeth
If you want to regain the function and appearance of your teeth, Dental Crowns could be a great option. Book an appointment with us today, or you can get in touch with our team to get more information.