We’ll make you smile again! Whether you’re concerned about your teeth being crowded, crooked or chipped, or if you’re simply missing a tooth, we can help!
Dental crowns (sometimes called a tooth crown) provide not only numerous aesthetic advantages, but structural ones too! They can be used to fill in gaps and to cover up discolouration, or to help build up a tooth that is worn down by grinding.
From a structural perspective, the advantages of them are numerous. Firstly, they can be used to protect a weak tooth from further stress (possible from decay/root canal treatment), thus helping to hold it together. In this case they are used to hold together the cracked tooth, or in certain instances, to support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t much natural dentition left. Sometimes they are used to help build up a tooth that has been worn down from grinding, and often they provide additional support to new teeth inserted in place of a gap (thus holding a bridge in place).
Dental crowns can be made from a range of materials; from all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to metal, all resin or all ceramic. Ceramic or porcelain ones provide the best natural colour match than any other type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies – typically we use them more than other type.
Regarding longevity, dental teeth crowns will usually last between five and ten years, although on average about seven. As with all things, the life span of them depends on the amount of ‘wear and tear’, how well you follow oral hygiene habits and your personal mouth related habits (e.g. grinding or clenching or using your teeth to open packaging!!).
Before going ahead you may want more answers to some of the following questions, like “What’s the process for making dental crowns?” or “How much does a porcelain crown cost?”. We hope this information offers a good starting point for you; please feel free to contact us if you need more information regarding our cosmetic dentistry services. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice.
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