Crowns are a commonly used dental restoration for broken or damaged teeth. They are custom-made for each patient and create a natural and cosmetically-pleasing result.
Penwortham Dental’s practitioners are skilled in fitting crowns and have used this technique on number of happy patients.
Also known as caps, crowns are used for various reasons, including:
Types of crowns
At Penwortham Dental we use different types of crowns depending on a patient’s requirements. They can be made from the following materials:
Your dentist will explain why you need a crown on one or more of your teeth following a thorough examination. Impressions will be made of your teeth in order to create the crown. In addition, impressions of your surrounding teeth will be made to ensure the crown will not affect your bite. A temporary crown will be put in place whilst your permanent dental restoration is created in a laboratory.
Prior to fixing the crown in place, your natural tooth will need some preparation. This might include reshaping your tooth so that the crown fits into place. At this stage of the procedure, the dentist will anaesthetise the tooth and surrounding gums to ensure you are comfortable and pain free.
How long will a dental crown last?
A crown can last from five to fifteen years if it is well looked after. Its durability depends upon your level of oral hygiene and the amount of wear and tear you expose it to.