Protect your teeth with beautiful porcelain crowns
A dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged or decayed tooth. It is made from porcelain, which gives it a natural look and feel. The porcelain is also very strong, which makes it ideal for protecting the underlying tooth structure. Dental crowns are often used to restore cracked or damaged teeth, protect a tooth after a root canal, or conceal discolouration.
The dental crown procedure
At Devonshire Dental Care, we use the latest technology to create beautiful and natural-looking crowns. The first step is to take digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent to a laboratory where your crown will be made.
While you wait for your permanent crown, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once the crown is ready, we prepare the underlying structure and then cement the crown in place. We’ll also give you aftercare advice to care for your crown.
Who is a good candidate for a dental crown?
You could be an ideal candidate for a dental crown if you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or discoloured. A crown can also be used to restore a tooth after a root canal. This will help to protect the tooth and avoid reinfection.
If the damage to your tooth is not extensive, we may recommend an inlay or onlay instead. These are smaller porcelain restorations that are perfect for protecting teeth and restoring their shape.
How long does a dental crown last?
A dental crown can last for many years with the right aftercare. Many dental restorations will last around 10 years, but this all depends on the placement and how well you care for your teeth. Eating foods like pizza crust or chewing ice will increase the risk of your crown breaking or coming loose.
To care for your crown, you should brush and floss your teeth as usual. You may also need to use special interdental brushes to get between the crown and your gum line. It’s important to see your dentist regularly so that they can check on the condition of your crown and the underlying tooth.