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Have you lost a tooth or got one damaged? The best way to restore it to the original shape, function and appearance is to get a dental crown. A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that is placed over a cracked, broken, root filled or heavily filled tooth to protect the tooth against fracture.
A crown has functionality similar to an artificial tooth. It restores the damaged tooth and protects it from any further damage and complications. They are long-lasting, strong and looks and feels the same as a natural tooth. Before the dentist secures a crown for you, it must have a foundation. To build this foundation, a simple procedure of core-build up is done by the dentist where they use a filling agent to create an ideal shape of a tooth for the crown to be placed. Depending on the damage caused to the tooth, the procedure can get intense and sometimes it might be combined with a root canal to take out the infected pulp. Do you need a dental crown?
If the tooth has suffered a large fracture then a dental crown can protect the remaining part of the tooth. If a significant part of a tooth is lost due to dental decay then a crown is much stronger than a filling. During root canal treatment, if a large portion of the tooth is removed or discoloured a dental crown can fix this. Patients who grind their teeth can gain protection by having a crown placed over worn or damaged teeth. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the look of a smile.
All ceramic crowns have no grey metal inside. Therefore, they are often used for the visible front teeth. If over time, the gum recedes, there will be no grey metal margin on show. At Crystal Dental Clinic we also offer an express service for dental crowns.
These crowns have a metal core on the inside and porcelain bonded to the outside. However, the thin porcelain layer can fracture more easily than other crowns. Metal Ceramic crowns are usually used on back teeth.
These crowns are usually used for back teeth. These crowns have no porcelain, so the risk of crown fracture is far less. In terms of tooth reduction, these crowns need minimal drilling similar to gold crowns. These crowns are not quite as aesthetically pleasing as ceramic crowns but are still white in colour.
These crowns are the strongest crowns available. They are usually used for back teeth. Gold crowns need minimal tooth reduction.
With good regular maintenance, crowns can last 10-15 years.
At Crystal Dental Clinic, you can spread the cost of your dental treatment interest free talk to our office manager.
Clinical assessment and an X-ray is taken. Preparation of the tooth along with digital scans to be sent to the lab. A temporary crown is then fitted. We are one of the few clinics that use the iTero digital scanning system. A traditional rubber mould dental impression or a scanner wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth instead of using a traditional rubber mould. The digital image is electronically sent to the dental laboratory immediately. This speeds up the process of manufacture. Fitting of the final crown once it has returned from the lab. At Crystal Dental, we will make sure that you get your required dental treatment with no complications. We have state-of-the-art technology and experienced and skilled dentists to help you with anything you need. Book an appointment to smile confidently with Dental Crown