Articles How a Dental Crown Could Save a Damaged Tooth
If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, we can save the day with a brand new crown. Crowns are dental restorations that can improve the aesthetic of the smile, as well as shielding the tooth against further damage.
About dental crowns
Crowns are restorations that are placed over the top of the tooth to protect and strengthen a tooth has been damaged as a result of injury or decay. Crowns are sometimes called caps. We can use a range of materials to make new crowns, including ceramics, which produce incredibly natural-looking aesthetics.
Why would I need a crown?
You may need a crown if you have severe decay or your tooth has been fractured or badly chipped as a result of an accident or injury. We may also place a new crown if you have had a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant. Placing a crown reduces the risk of further injury and it can also help to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. In this case, the crown is usually applied following root canal treatment.
What does crowning a tooth involve?
Before a new crown is placed, the tooth is prepared and shaped and an impression is created using dental putty. The impression is used as a template by highly-skilled dental technicians, who make the bespoke crown and then send it back to us. We can then fit the crown and secure it in place. We may fit a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your new crown is being fabricated.
If you have any more questions about crowns, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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