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  • Hamstreet Dental Clinic
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Dental crowns otherwise known as caps. Crowns are carefully fitted sleeves that sit over an existing tooth to protect it from further damage and to improve your overall smile.

What can a dental crown treat?

A dental crown is a restorative solution to the following:

  • A decayed tooth.
  • A broken or cracked tooth.
  • To support a tooth which is predominantly filling.
  • To support a dental bridge.
  •  To cover crooked or discoloured teeth.

Preparation time will vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. Your tooth will be carefully reshaped, to ensure that it can carry the crown. In most cases, we will take a digital scan of the tooth. This is not only exceptionally accurate but will also avoid the need for impressions to be taken, mitigating any discomfort. The scan is then received in our state-of-the-art digital laboratory where our team of technicians use sophisticated computers to design your custom crown. These computers will then craft, mill and colour the crown to match the adjacent teeth. Treatment is usually provided over 2 visits.

After the tooth is prepared and the digital scan is taken at the first appointment, a temporary crown is worn to protect the tooth for around 2 weeks while the crown is made. The application of crowns is one of the longest-standing dental procedures. We can date their use back to the 5th century and the ancient Etruscans, who used Gold and Silver to ‘cap’ problem teeth.

Dental techniques have developed since then, and in today’s practices, crowns can be made from a variety of materials:

  • Metal, including Gold alloy and other metal-based alloys.
  • Zirconia.
  • Porcelain.
  • Porcelain fused to metal (known as PFM).
  • Porcelain fused to Zirconia.
  • Ceramic.
  • Resin.

We recommend the use of porcelain crowns, as they are durable and can be crafted to match the natural shade of your teeth. A permanent crown can last between five and 15 years, depending on your habits, lifestyle and oral care regime. Teeth grinding can put pressure on a crown, leading to cracks and possible further damage. If you know that you suffer from clenching or grinding, speak to your dentist; they will be able to provide you with advice and possible solutions (such as a mouthguard) to help protect your crown and keep it looking its best into the future.

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