The Crown in Your Smile
Dental crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. They act by strengthening your existing, damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality. Dental crowns are commonly known as caps mainly because a crown sits over your existing tooth, covering the entire outer surface.
Once you have had a consultation with us and discussed all of the treatment options, we will prepare a treatment plan which outlines all of the relevant options for you.
The first stage is to clean the tooth, remove any decay and reshape it ready to receive the temporary crown under local anaesthesia. The shape of the prepared tooth is usually tapered to allow the crown sit comfortably over the top of it. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression (mould) of your teeth will be taken using a special “dental impression ” material.
This impression is sent to a dental laboratory, which will use the impression of the prepared tooth as a guide to fabricate the new crown to fit perfectly. It usually takes up to two weeks for a laboratory technician to custom-fabricate your new crown. During this time, we will fit you with a temporary crown to cover and protect your prepared tooth.
On your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the outer surface of your prepared tooth is roughened with a special etching acid to give the dental cement a good surface to bond onto. We will seat the crown over your tooth to check that it fits with your smile correctly and is the right colour and shape. Once you are both happy with the look of the restoration will cement the crown permanently into place.
A single front tooth crown
Discreet & beautiful
How long do crowns last?
This will depend largely on how well you look after your teeth. Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. Provided you have a good oral hygiene programme and regular routine dental examinations, don’t grind your teeth, maintain a reasonable diet a high-quality dental crown can last over 15 years.
How much do crowns cost?
The price varies between materials used starting from £945.00, but the quality of the crown and the technician, the materials used, and the number of teeth you are having crowned.A crown, can also be attached to a dental implant.
The crown is typically bonded to the tooth with a dental cement, and may be attached to a dental implant either using a screwed to the post or be cemented to the implant connection.Crowns restore the appearance and function of decayed, cracked, or broken teeth, as well as teeth that have had root canal therapy. They can also be used as the final restoration on dental implants.