Dental crowns can help you reclaim your smile following experiences with broken or misshapen teeth, discolouration, decay or dental implant placement. They are an alternative to dental fillings when extensive decay makes this option unviable.
As well as enhancing your teeth aesthetically, dental crowns can improve their strength and support broken or weak teeth that have previously been damaged or filled.
Tooth crowns are custom-made and fitted by your dentist in the practice and a specialist lab. First, he will clean, shape and taper your tooth before taking an impression with dentists’ putty. A temporary crown will then be fitted to your tooth while your custom-made crown is made in a dental laboratory.
You’ll then re-visit the practice so your dentist can ensure you are completely happy with the fitting and place it permanently over your natural tooth.
Dental crowns can be made of several materials, including the following which we offer at our Manchester dentistry.
Porcelain-bonded crowns are teeth crowns made from a precious metal base topped with a porcelain outer layer. They are stronger than crowns made completely of porcelain and a natural alternative to crowns made entirely of metal.
All-ceramic crowns are entirely ceramic and designed to blend in perfectly with your natural tooth shade. Their flawless appearance makes them a good choice for front teeth and for people with metal allergies.
Having dental crowns fitted can carry benefits over other dental restorations. They can be a less invasive option than extractions and implants and are more permanent and durable than veneers or inlays and onlays.
Ultimately, your dentist will talk you through the options so you can be sure you make the best choice for you.
Call our Manchester dentistry now to discuss your dental crowns options.