Dental crowns are used for restoring, repairing and strengthening severely damaged teeth. There are different materials used in making crowns, but ceramic crowns are more common because they look like natural teeth shades.
Crowns are custom-made by a dental technician using your dental impression, which makes them fit perfectly.Book an Appointment 020 7139 8611
Different types of dental crowns are available with varying materials and sizes. Depending on your needs and dental condition, your dentist may recommend any of the following dental crowns;
If you want a more aesthetic dental crown, an all-ceramic crown may be the most suitable option. This crown looks like a natural tooth and gives you a better appearance.
If your tooth is damaged, chipped or cracked, you can get a dental crown or cap to restore the tooth’s look and function. This leaves you with a better-looking smile and helps boost your self-confidence.
Covering your severely damaged tooth with crowns makes the tooth more stable and reduces the risk of further cracking. Crowns are used to cover the visible part of your teeth and can help preserve your remaining tooth while giving it a better shape and improving its appearance.
The dentist will check if you are a suitable candidate for a dental crown. If you are, the dentist will prepare your natural tooth to enable the crown to fit perfectly, then take your tooth impression, which they will send to the dental technician to make your crown.
The technician will make the crowns using your preferred material and tooth shade to match your existing teeth. While waiting for the custom-made crown, your dentist will fit a temporary crown on the affected tooth.
When your permanent dental crown is ready, your dentist will clean the underlying tooth and fit the crown with an adhesive material.
Ensure you schedule regular visits with your dentist to check your dental crown’s stability.
Dental crowns are a simple way of restoring damaged teeth, and you can get a dental crown if:
Some advantages of dental crowns include:
Like other dental restorations, dental crowns have a few downsides despite their advantages which include:
Before you opt for a dental crown, ensure you consider its benefits and disadvantages. Your dentist can guide you in making the right decision.
Caring for your dental crown is as essential as caring for your natural teeth. This involves a good oral hygiene routine to ensure the dental crown lasts for a longer time.
Your oral hygiene should include:
Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment if your dental crown falls off. Your dentist may need to replace the crown or fit the old one.
The cost of a dental crown depends on several factors, such as the patient’s needs and the material used to make the crown.
The following are the average costs of dental crowns;
For your dental crown placement, visit Smile Clinic London or call us on 020 7139 8611 to book an appointment with our dentist.