Dental Crown in Crayford, You have come to the right place
If you have a tooth which is damaged and is affecting how you smile or eat, a dental crown could be what you need to fix it.
A dental crown is a cap which we secure using dental adhesive to your damaged tooth.
There are a few scenarios where a dental crown can be an appropriate treatment. First to shield a fracture or severely decayed tooth. Second to patch up less serious issues like tooth size, discolouration or shape. And third they are also great as a permanent restoration for any of your teeth which have large fillings.
More about Dental Crown
The treatments that are available to you will depend on your unique circumstances. The kind of alternatives to a dental crown may be:
Dental veneers – Dental veneers are a great solution for chipped teeth or to fill in gaps which you find unsightly. Like a dental crown, dental veneers are created using porcelain and are fixed to your tooth. But unlike a dental crown, veneers are only fitted to the front of your tooth, rather than all around.
Dental fillings – Sometimes a dental filling can be an alternative to a dental crown. They are applied to fill cavities (holes) in the tooth.
We use anaesthetic to ensure your tooth and the surrounding area are numb, so you feel no pain at all during the procedure to fit a dental crown. Some people will experience a little sensitivity or soreness during the time it takes for the gums to repair themselves. When this happens it is nothing to worry about, it is just a minor side-effect.
Typically, a dental crown will last 15 to 30 years. That is a wide range and this is because it will actually depend on your lifestyle and how well you care for the dental crown.
A dental implant would be a more permanent solution if this is what you are after.
When doing a crown, we begin by using anaesthetic to numb the surrounding area. After this has taken effect, we ready the tooth which the dental crown will be bonded to. This involves optimising the shape of the tooth so that the crown makes a good connection. When this is done the dental crown is fitted and sealed to the tooth using a special bonding agent.
The cost of a dental crown depends on how much preparation work is needed on the receiving tooth. However, we always offer a full dental consultation which allows us to assess the procedure, recommend the best course of action and provide accurate pricing for you, before you make your final decision.
Dental Crown - The Process
During an initial dental examination which you book we will x-ray you so that we can thoroughly examine the target tooth. Based on our findings we will present you with a treatment plan outlining the various options available to you. You can then consider these options in your own time.
Dental Crown Preparation
You have decided that a dental crown is your preferred treatment so you come back in for a one-hour appointment. We will gently shape the tooth in question so that it is fully prepared to receive the crown. While you are waiting for the final dental crown to be created, we can fit a temporary one to help you with eating etc.
Dental Crown Fitting
We will call you when your dental crown is made, and arrange a short half-hour appointment for you to return and have it fitted.