A dental crown is a small cap placed over a natural tooth to help protect it and restore function. This restorative treatment can help to save your natural tooth after decay or damage, and will also improve the aesthetics of your smile. The procedure is commonly completed in just two visits with minimal downtime. Crowns can be made from porcelain, metals or composite resin. We will explore all of the options with you during your consultation.
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What are crowns?
A crown is a small tooth-shaped cap that fits over an existing tooth to help protect and support it. It is most commonly used after an extensive filling or root canal treatment to help provide support to the remaining structure. Crowns can also be used to conceal discolouration that can happen if your tooth is injured. Crowns are suitable for front and back teeth and we can help you to decide on the right restoration for your needs.
Are you a suitable candidate?
To be a good candidate for a dental crown, you will need to have a tooth that requires a more extensive repair than a filling or an onlay. This commonly happens when you have had an extensive cavity that has damaged a large portion of the tooth. It could also happen if you have chipped or cracked your tooth. A dental crown will protect the remaining portion and blend in with the surrounding teeth, so no one will ever know it isn’t your natural tooth.
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Your dental crown treatment journey
Wondering if this treatment is right for you? This is what you can expect from a typical treatment journey.
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We prepare the tooth and then take digital impressions to create the crown. The crown is designed to fit perfectly over your existing tooth.
Placing the Crown
Once the crown is ready, you will return to the practice and we will complete the restoration. We use dental cement to fix the crown in place.
Smile With Confidence
With the restoration complete, you can smile with confidence again. We'll give you aftercare advice to help you protect your crown.
The appearance of your dental crown will depend on the type of material used. For example, ceramic crowns are designed to match the colour of your natural teeth, while gold crowns have a more obvious golden colour.
Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, gold, and silver. The type of material used for the crown will affect its appearance, durability, and cost.
The dental crown procedure usually takes two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared and impressions are made. These impressions are then used to create the custom-made crown, which is fitted during the second visit. The entire process usually takes about two weeks.
You should care for your dental crown just as you would your natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for regular checkups. If you have a porcelain crown, avoid chewing on hard foods like ice or boiled sweets, as this can damage the crown.
Teeth can decay under dental crowns, but it's not very common. This usually happens if there is a gap between the tooth and the crown, or if the crown is not made of a material that resists decay. If you have a dental crown, be sure to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular checkups so they can spot the signs of decay before the problem gets worse.
In some cases, a dental veneer or dental bonding may be a better option than a crown. Veneers and bonding are thinner and don't require as much of the tooth to be removed. They also may be less expensive than crowns. However, this might not be suitable for a rear tooth that is subject to high biting force.
On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. However, the lifespan of a dental crown depends on a few factors, including the type of material used for the crown, how well you take care of your teeth, and whether or not you have any underlying dental problems. For example, ceramic crowns tend to last longer than composite crowns, and a gold or silver crown is the most durable.
You should avoid chewing on hard foods like ice or boiled sweets, as this can damage the crown. You should also avoid sticky and chewy foods, like caramel, as they can pull the crown off your tooth.
How much do dental crowns cost in 2023?
We offer flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost of treatment.
The cost of your dental crown will depend on the choice of materials and the location of the tooth. Rear teeth require larger crowns, while front teeth are much smaller. Over the lifetime of the restoration, a dental crown is highly cost-effective when you consider that it could save your natural tooth. During your initial consultation, we will explore the cost of the treatment and payment options available to you. With interest-free credit payment plans, you could spread the cost of your dental crown, ensuring that high quality restorative dental work is accessible and affordable.
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