Crowns sit over the top of a tooth like a cap and can help restore and repair a damaged tooth. They are also sometimes used alongside other treatments, to help fully restore a tooth or teeth and prevent further damage from occurring.
Crowns are most commonly used to repair a tooth that has become damaged in some way, usually due to injury, decay, wear and tear, or a leaking filling. We also sometimes use them in conjunction with other treatments such as bridges and root canal treatments, and they can also be used to address cosmetic damage to a tooth such as discoloration.
In the past, crowns have mostly been made from a precious metal such as gold. While these are highly durable and offer great protection, they are more noticeable. More recently, materials such as porcelain and Zirconia have been used to make crowns. These are tooth coloured and fit almost seamlessly in with the rest of the mouth, making sure no one but you (and your dentist!) know they are there.
Placing a crown usually takes two or more appointments. We’ll take digital scans of your mouth and prepare the tooth or teeth during the first appointment, and there’ll be a short wait while your crown is being made for you. Once ready, you’ll have it fitted back here at the practice and you’ll be able to leave with your new, happy smile.
Depending on what you need a crown for, there might be an alternative treatment that’s more suitable for you. For example, an onlay can offer a less invasive alternative to a crown, while those looking to address only cosmetic issues may want to think about veneers. Thanks to our bespoke treatment journeys and our emphasis on patient-centred treatment, we’ll always make sure you’re receiving the most suitable treatment possible.
If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment or would simply like to book an appointment with us here at Diamond Dental Care, simply select your preferred contact method. You can call us on 01375 373 409 to speak to our front-of-house team, if you prefer you can WhatsApp us or you can click here to book online or complete an online enquiry form.BACK TO General Dentistry
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