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Our Treatments - Crowns

Crowns are designed to completely change the way a person's teeth look. They are an ideal way of covering misshapen, discoloured and heavily restored teeth. They are sometimes referred to as 'caps'. Crowns are used to support bridges and can also be used to aid the retention of a denture. They provide splinting for broken teeth allowing pressure to be distributed evenly.

Options

Crowns come in various materials, including gold, porcelain fused to metal and porcelain, and each one has its own benefits. The dentist will advise which one is best for you.

Construction

For a crown construction you will be invited for an appointment where the dentist will prepare the tooth that needs to be crowned. The process of making a crown needs to be done over two appointments.

First Appointment

At your first treatment appointment the dentist will prepare your tooth to take some very accurate impressions of your "prepped" tooth, which will then be sent to a laboratory. You will also be given the chance to choose a shade of the new crown so it will match your existing teeth. Whilst waiting for the crown to be made you will have a temporary crown that will be fitted using temporary cement.

Second Appointment

The second appointment, called the 'fit' appointment, will be made approximately two weeks after the preparation appointment. The new crown will be placed in your mouth and you will be able to see it. After you have confirmed you are happy with the crown, it will then be permanently cemented into your mouth and will look and feel like a natural tooth.

After care

Looking after your crown is the same as looking after your natural teeth. As always it is important to brush, floss, etc. on a daily basis and this should continue after your crown is fitted. There are many dental health products on the market to help maintain good oral health. We would recommend that you take advantage of these. Please ask if you have any concerns with regards to using them.

Before & After

Here is what our patients say about us: I am very pleased with my new crowns. They have given me a lot more confidence when I smile. My treatment was carried out in a very caring manner by Dr. Gaelle Hughes. Read more testimonials
 
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