Dental Crowns at SW1 Dental Studio
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix a tooth that has been broken, weakened by decay or has a very large filling. After removing decay or the old fillingand restoring the the tooth with a new fresh filling, the tooth is prepared and an impression is taken ready for the Dental Cermaic Technician.
The crown is made and a try-in appointment is arranged. The crown is bonded to the prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It will also be tooth coloured, giving the restoration a more natural appearance so it fits in with the rest of your teeth.
A Ceramic crown could be a good solution for you if you have large discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance and give you a more aesthetic smile. After Root Canal Treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.
Types of Crowns
All the crowns are custom made using the dental impression taken
Porcelain fused to metal crowns: These have an inner core of metal which fits over the prepared tooth, and then the porcelain is ‘bonded’ by a special process in the laboratory over the metal to give a strong durable and aesthetic result.
All ceramic crowns: You can have Emax or Zirconia crowns which provide very strong and aesthetic results that are free of metal. The level of aesthetics achievable is breathtaking, and therefore can be made to fit into any existing smile.
Gold crowns: These are particularly durable and we often use these on teeth unsuitable for ceramic crowns.
Other materials: composite and acrylic are like hard wearing ‘plastic’ and may be indicated as a long term temporary.