At Harley Street Dental Studio, we use beautiful porcelain dental crowns to restore the teeth and improve the aesthetic of broken, damaged and decayed teeth. Our crowns are built to last and each one is custom-made for the individual using the best quality materials and the latest techniques.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of restoration, which are used to strengthen a tooth when it has been weakened or damaged as a result of an injury or accident, infection or decay. Crowns are also called caps because they sit on top of the tooth.
We recommend porcelain crowns in many cases because they provide beautiful aesthetics and match the shade and finish of the natural teeth. It is also possible to make crowns from metals and metals fused to ceramics.
Dental crowns as part of a smile makeover
A smile makeover is a collection of dental treatments, usually cosmetic, which are used to create a new smile and transform unsightly teeth into a beautiful set of pearly whites.
If you have teeth that are crumbling, broken or severely damaged, we may recommend including crown treatment as part of your smile makeover. New crowns will help to make your teeth stronger and improve the function of your teeth, as well as making them look much more attractive.
Before your new crown can be fitted, it is important to prepare the tooth and remove any decayed tissue. The preparation stage helps to prevent further damage and infection and ensures that the tooth is ready to receive the new crown. Once the tooth has been prepared, an impression is created and this is sent to highly skilled dental technicians. Once the new crown is ready, we will fit it and then secure it onto your tooth using dental adhesive.
Dental crowns usually last around 10 years.