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Dental crowns are artificial caps which are made to look, feel and act exactly like your natural teeth. Dental crowns are either fixed to an existing, damaged tooth to restore and protect it, or to an implant to replace a missing tooth.
“I just HAD to write a review of my experience at The Neem Tree Dental Practice. I’ve just left there today having had a crown … What a team! … I was in there for over 3 hours and not once did I feel the slightest twinge of pain, despite the hole being right by the nerve … I can’t thank the team enough for their wonderful work, alongside such a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Maybe finally after 60 years my fear of the dentist will disappear!”
The part of the natural tooth that is visible above the gum line is known as the crown. Crowns can become damaged due to a large number of factors such as decay, fractures or because of large fillings. If the crown deteriorates, it can become more prone to infection gum disease, you may start to experience problems biting and chewing or you become unhappy with your smile.
When this happens, artificial dental crowns are used to protect and restore your tooth, or to replace it entirely if the tooth is lost. A dental crown is made to look, feel and function in exactly the same way as your natural tooth. This means you can protect vulnerable teeth, fill gaps and restore your smile.
Dental Crowns at the Neem Tree
If you want to restore your smile with a new dental crown, our specialists can custom-build your crown using a range of advanced materials to ensure it is stable, durable and long-lasting.
Our dental crowns are also crafted and designed to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. From shape to size to shade, you won’t be able to tell the difference!
Contact us today to find out more about Dental Crowns from our practices.
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Learn more about dental crowns
What materials do you use for dental crowns?
At the Neem Tree, we use only the most advanced dental materials for our crowns which are built to last. Our dental crowns are available in a variety of different materials, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. These materials are carefully selected by your dentist, depending on the needs of your teeth.
What are ceramic dental crowns?
These dental crowns are created from 2 main components. The inner core is crafted using a metal alloy, which gives them increased strength and durability. The outer shell is then created using several layers of porcelain, which is bonded to the inner metal core. Along with fully ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused crowns offer the best aesthetic replacement for natural teeth, (especially when compared with gold alloy crowns). These kinds of crowns are often used for teeth further forward in the mouth, as they best resemble your natural teeth. They are also suitable for teeth further back in the mouth. This is because the inner metal core gives added durability to withstand the wear and tear of constant chewing and biting.
Unlike Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns, these crowns are fully crafted using only several layers of porcelain. They do not have a metal inner core of supporting structure. Since the metal core may sometimes show through the porcelain (especially if your gums have receded), all-porcelain crowns offer the best replacement for natural teeth in terms of aesthetics. Some patients have allergies to certain metals, in such cases all-porcelain crowns are often the best and safest option.
What are metal alloy crowns?
Historically, dental crowns have usually been created using metal alloys. Often made using a gold alloy, metal crowns can also be made using bio-compatible material such as Nickel and Chromium. Their metal structure gives them far greater strength and durability, allowing them to withstand the constant stress of chewing, biting and grinding of teeth. However, they do stand out quite vividly next to naturally coloured teeth and even porcelain crowns.
This fact, coupled with their durability, makes them ideal for replacing molars. This is due to the fact that they are further back, and so out of sight, but also because molars bear the brunt of work in terms of chewing. Unfortunately, they can be more expensive than other materials (especially gold allow) and are unsuitable for patients with metal allergies.
Can you replace my opaque dental crowns?
Old opaque crowns with discoloured margins can be safely replaced with newer full ceramic options which are extremely strong and ‘natural’ looking.
What is a dental crown used for?
If much of a tooth is missing either due to dental decay or trauma, sometimes a filling just won’t suffice. More extensive coverage is needed and dental crowns fulfil this role. Instances in which you may need a dental crown to include:
– To replace a filling in an unstable or particularly decayed tooth.
– To prevent weakened teeth from fracturing.
– To cover a tooth that has already fractured.
– To support a bridge
– To support a dental implant
– To protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
– To improve the aesthetics of a decayed or stained tooth.
A dental bridge is a stationary dental application fixed to the teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. Cemented to supporting teeth or implants. Often referred to as a fixed partial denture.
A dental implant is a screw-like metal rod that is surgically placed where a tooth is missing. It serves as an anchor for a crown, bridge or denture that is placed over it.
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment which aims to remove infection from the root (inside) of a tooth.