Your teeth are incredibly strong and robust, but sometimes, despite your best efforts to protect them, they succumb to wear and tear. Crowns are a type of restorative treatment, which are used to strengthen and protect teeth that have been damaged through trauma, injury or decay.Get in touch
What exactly is a crown?
A crown is a restorative cap, which is placed over the top of the natural tooth. There are several reasons why you may need a crown, including:
- Repairing and strengthening decayed, fractured and damaged teeth
- Restoring teeth with large fillings
- Enhancing the aesthetic of the smile when the teeth are misshapen, discoloured or uneven
- Rebuilding the tooth following root canal treatment
It is possible to create crowns using several different materials. Often, a combination of ceramics and metals is used to create aesthetically-pleasing, durable crowns.GET IN TOUCH
Caring for your crown
If you have a crown, you should look after it in the same way as your natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and keep up to date with routine dental checks. When you have your check-up, the dentist will take a good look at any fillings and crowns you have.GET IN TOUCH
If you’ve damaged your tooth playing sport, you’ve been involved in an accident or your tooth is severely decayed, a crown can be used to bolster the tooth and make it stronger. Crowns can also help to prevent further damage and improve the look of the tooth.
Many people choose to have ceramic crowns, which are designed to blend in with the natural tooth structure perfectly.
If you look after your crown well, it should last up to 10-15 years.