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What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a customised cap placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Crafted from various materials like porcelain or metal, it enhances appearance and provides long-lasting protection for the natural tooth underneath. Dental crowns are a versatile solution for addressing issues such as decay, fractures, or cosmetic imperfections, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are recommended for individuals with various dental concerns, including:
- Decayed Teeth: To restore teeth with significant decay that cannot be effectively treated with fillings.
- Damaged or Fractured Teeth: For teeth with cracks, fractures, or extensive damage, providing strength and preventing further deterioration.
- Weak or Worn Down Teeth: To reinforce teeth weakened by wear, grinding, or erosion, restoring their structural integrity.
- Large Fillings: When a tooth has a large filling, a crown may be recommended to provide additional support and prevent fractures.
- Cosmetic Improvements: For enhancing the appearance of teeth with discolouration, irregular shape, or other cosmetic issues.
- Root Canal-Treated Teeth: Following root canal therapy, crowns are often placed to protect and strengthen the treated tooth.
- Support for Dental Bridges: To serve as anchor points for dental bridges, replacing missing teeth and restoring a complete smile.
- Implant Restorations: As the visible part of a dental implant, crowns are used to replace a single missing tooth.
- Preventive Measures: Proactively for teeth at risk of fractures or other damage, providing preventive protection.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile and reliable dental solution, addressing both functional and aesthetic concerns to enhance overall oral health and appearance. They offer a range of benefits, including:
- Restoration of Tooth Structure: Crowns restore damaged or decayed teeth, preserving their natural structure.
- Strength and Durability: Crowns provide strength to weakened or fractured teeth, enhancing durability.
- Cosmetic Enhancement: Improve the appearance of teeth with discolouration, irregular shape, or cosmetic imperfections.
- Protection for Weak Teeth: Strengthen and protect teeth weakened by wear, grinding, or erosion.
- Support for Large Fillings: Reinforce teeth with large fillings, preventing fractures and preserving functionality.
- Post-Root Canal Protection: Following root canal treatment, crowns protect and strengthen the treated tooth.
- Replacement for Missing Teeth: Used as the visible part of dental implants or to support dental bridges, replacing missing teeth.
- Enhanced Chewing Function: Restored teeth with crowns function more effectively, improving chewing ability.
- Long-Lasting Solution: Crowns are durable and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance.
- Customisation: Crowns are customised to match the colour, shape, and size of natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural appearance.
- Preventive Protection: Proactively prevent further damage to at-risk teeth, serving as a preventive measure against fractures or decay.
At The Molesey Dental Practice, our process of getting dental crowns typically involves these steps:
- Consultation: Our dentist assesses your oral health, discusses concerns, and determines if crowns are the appropriate solution.
- Preparation: The tooth receiving the crown is prepared by removing any decay or damaged portions. An impression of the tooth is then taken.
- Temporary Crown: While the permanent crown is being crafted, a temporary crown may be placed to protect the prepared tooth.
- Impression: A detailed impression of the prepared tooth is sent to a dental laboratory, where the permanent crown is custom-made.
- Customisation: The permanent crown is crafted to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth for a seamless appearance.
- Fitting: Once the permanent crown is ready, it is fitted onto the prepared tooth, ensuring proper alignment and bite.
- Adjustments: The dentist makes any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and proper functionality.
- Bonding: The final crown is permanently bonded to the tooth using dental cement, providing long-lasting stability.
The process may vary slightly depending on the type of crown and the individual case. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, dental crowns can offer durable and effective solutions for restoring damaged or weakened teeth.
Frequently asked questions
Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of materials. The choice depends on the tooth’s location and your preferences.
Typically, it takes two dental appointments. The first appointment involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions, while the second appointment involves placing the crown after it’s fabricated in a dental lab.
No, the procedure is not painful. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the tooth and surrounding area, ensuring a painless experience.
With proper care and oral hygiene, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years or even longer.
Yes, once the crown is placed, you can eat normally. However, it’s essential to avoid chewing on hard objects or using your teeth as tools to prevent damage.
No, modern dental crowns are designed to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.
Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Avoid excessive force or grinding your teeth.
Yes, if a dental crown becomes damaged or worn over time, it can be replaced with a new one to ensure the continued health and appearance of the tooth.<
The natural tooth is prepared to accommodate the crown, making the process irreversible. However, the crown itself can be removed if necessary.
Yes, dental crowns can be replaced if damaged or if aesthetic concerns arise. Removal requires dental intervention.
Yes, dental crowns can address cosmetic concerns such as discolouration, misalignment, or irregularities.
While rare, improper fit or oral health issues can lead to crown dislodgment. Seeking prompt attention is crucial if this occurs.
While fillings are used to repair small to moderate tooth decay, crowns are employed for more extensive damage or structural issues.
Why Choose The Molesey Dental Practice for Dental Crowns?
Elevate your dental care with The Molesey Dental Practice, where excellence meets affordability. Choose us for Dental Crowns, starting from just £650. Our skilled team ensures precision, durability, and a seamless fit, tailored to your unique needs. With cutting-edge technology and transparent pricing, we prioritise your satisfaction. Trust us to restore your smile with quality crowns at an accessible cost. Book your consultation today and experience the difference at The Molesey Dental Practice – where your dental health is our priority.
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