A crown is an artificial ‘cap’ that is fitted over a prepared damaged or discoloured tooth. Often is part of a smile makeover and many crowns may be prepared and fitted.
We may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling where there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental impant
- Cover a discoloured or badly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Smile makeovers start at the consultation where we find out what clients don’t like about their teeth and what type of smile is required.
When the client is ready to proceed with treatment the next step is to create a 3d preview model so allowing us to check for aesthetics and function. Dental porcelain crowns are then provided as planned over two main treatment appointments. At the first appointment any broken down teeth are built up first then the teeth are prepared. This process involves trimming back a thin layer from around the tooth to make room for the crown. Impressions are taken and temporary crowns are made using a template made from the 3d preview model. Importantly, this gives our patients an opportunity to trial the planned smile design in their own mouths before the crowns are made. Any changes or fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries and reproduced in the final crowns.
Porcelain crowns are then fitted at the second main treatment appointment. Our crowns are fitted with a multi-layer bonding system that bonds the crowns to the teeth with unparalleled strength. The crowns are polished and bite checked and then revealed to our patients. We also see our patients a few days later to check all is well when they’ve had some time to use them and eat with them.