Crowns are tooth-shaped caps which fit over your teeth. Crowns can be utilised over teeth with large fillings or on teeth that have been root-filled to help reinforce the tooth and avoid fracture.
They can additionally be used cosmetically to enhance the look of your teeth. We can inform you which of your teeth might best be protected by crowns before problems develop. Crowns give strong, attractive, long term defense for your mouth.
What you need to know about Crowns
What is a crown?
Crowns are usually made of porcelain, and we make use of the most recent in Ceramic technology including use of eMAX ceramic crowns and onlays, and superstrong Zirconia ceramic. Occasionally, the porcelain ‘tooth’ may have a gold or metal core. Where a natural appearance is not imperative (e.g. at the back of your mouth), a gold or other metal crown works extremely well.
How are crowns fitted?
We will decrease the dimensions of the current filling and tooth to make space for the new crown, and then take a mold which is sent to a specialist dental technician. Sometimes the filling in the tooth to be crowned is entirely extracted to check for decay and to rebuild the tooth for increased strength. We fit a temporary crown to cover your tooth until the permanent crown has been made by a dental technician. Once your permanent crown is ready, we then check the fit and appearance before bonding it in place.
Why do I need a crown?
Cracked tooth syndrome is a term which describes a series of symptoms that occur when crack within a tooth opens and closes slightly when your tooth is in use (flexing).
It is a common problem in teeth with large fillings in them or teeth that have experienced un-favourable stresses (such as grinding). You are alerted by symptoms such as sensitivity to hot, cold, biting or sweet foods.
The pulp (nerve) in the cracked tooth will suffer pressure from the movement and may also be exposed to bacteria inflaming the tooth & causing pain. Without prompt treatment the pulp will become inflamed or the crack can spread and deepen and part of the tooth may break off. In this case the tooth may require a root canal treatment or extraction. To protect what remains of the tooth from breaking in an undesirable place, placing a crown is recommended to seal the remaining structure from further damage and build up the shape of the tooth for functional use.
All Smiles Stories
The team at All Smiles Dental are fantastic! I went to another clinic for my toothache and they were terrible. Luckily i found Dr Krystal Tarak who took time to explain what was needed for my teeth. Despite my fear of dentist, it was a pleasant experience and i look forward to going back. Awesome service. Highly recommend!
So glad I got my invisalign braces done with All Smiles! The girls made me feel welcome and at ease straight away. Whenever I had a small part that needed to be fixed or amended they were quick to accommodate me. Super happy with the results and how my teeth look. Thank you ladies for making me feel confident with my smile and making the dentist much more enjoyable!
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More Restorative Dental Services
General & Cosmetic Dentistry
We offer an array of dental treatment, from everyday hygiene and upkeep to more complex surgical, cosmetic, orthodontic and reconstructive types of treatments.
Bridges are the traditional way to replace missing teeth when implants are not an option and the neighbouring teeth would benefit from protection by crowns.
Componeer’s are specially manufactured, very thin composite shells (veneers),that can be fixed to the front of the anterior teeth with a permanent bonding system.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth ‘root’ (often made of medical-grade titanium) that is put into the jaw bone to support an artificial tooth (usually a porcelain crown).
Dentures or false teeth are designed to replace missing teeth (from just one tooth to a whole arch) and are held by gum tissue.
Fillings and Amalgam Removal
All Smiles Dental is an amalgam-free clinic and we use a variety of tooth-coloured filling materials.
All Smiles Dental
395 Dominion Road
Phone 0800 255 764
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