Crowns are used to restore a tooth when it is damaged or you are unhappy with the appearance. They can give a dramatic improvement to your smile!
Most crowns on front teeth are made entirely of very hard porcelain, but occasionally they are still made with porcelain bonded on to a thin thimble of metal. These are called bonded crowns, and, unfortunately, if they are not done well, they may show a slight greyness or grey line at the margin next to the gum.
Crowns on the back teeth are used where a tooth is heavily filled and needs a stronger restoration, some patients opt for a full Gold crown if they have a heavier bite as gold is the strongest material we can use.
Your friends and family members shouldn’t be able to tell you have crowns – they should look like natural teeth. If you have crowns which don’t match your own teeth – maybe they are the wrong colour, or in a poor position – we can help!
We have worked with the best laboratories and dental technicians at Vision Dental Ceramics for over 30 years https://visiondentalceramics.co.uk to achieve the most amazing results for our patients.
What is the crown or inlay made from?
There are a number of different types of dental crowns to choose from. All have their own advantages and disadvantages:
As the name suggests, they are the crowns made of metal. They can also be a combination of various metals which are known as alloys.
There are several types of full metal crowns.
There are several types of full ceramic crowns:
PFM crowns have a metal lining inside and porcelain on top of it.
During your appointment you would still be made numb if you require local anaesthetic. Your tooth or teeth are then prepared for the crown.
Once the dentist is happy that the tooth is the correct shape, n impression will be taken of the area and the opposite teeth and the teeth biting together. From this information, we then send the impressions to the laboratory where the crown can be designed and customised for your mouth. Once the crown or inlay has been designed it is milled in the milling unit.
This process usually takes about 7 working days. At your next appointment the crown is then cemented into your mouth and the bite checked and confirmed all is comfortable.
On an average, a crown lasts for seven years. However, if you maintain them well, they can last for a lifetime.
Yes, we are happy to carry out your treatment and you could continue to see your own dentist for all your routine treatment, if you wished.
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