Do you have a broken, decayed or a badly damaged tooth?
Have your teeth been weakened by a large filling or decay? Dental crowns are a great option for fixing heavily broken or damaged teeth. What’s more, with cutting edge dental technology ,these can be extremely lifelike and indistinguishable from natural teeth. They can be used for both cosmetic and functional situations.
What is a crown?
A crown is a type of a dental restoration that covers a part of or the entire tooth. It helps to strengthen the tooth, improves its appearance and position as well as creating a natural and healthy look.
A crown is usually made of porcelain, metal or a combination of both. In recent times, there has been a huge move towards all-ceramic crowns which offer much superior aesthetics to their metal based predecessors. A dental crown is sometimes referred to a dental cap.
Benefits of dental crowns
- Dental crowns can restore cracked, misshapen, broken or discoloured teeth.
- All-ceramic crowns are stain-resistant.
- All-ceramic crowns look natural and healthy as they closely mimic natural tooth structure.
- Dental crowns are durable and strong.
- Dental crowns are comfortable, stable and don’t irritate the gum line.
Why choose dental crowns?
At Currie & Gribben, we only use the best dental laboratories for our independent and membership plan patients. We chose them because their highly skilled technicians use only the most up-to-date technologies and materials. As a result, we can offer our patients a stronger and much more natural looking metal free crown.
How long do crowns last?
Since porcelain does not stain or change shape, dental crowns can last an incredible amount of time once the patient follows the care suggested by the dentist. They are generally more robust than veneers but as there is generally more preparation to the tooth underneath, they are only used on teeth which are more heavily damaged. Like all restorations, crowns will need Since porcelain does not stain or change shape, dental crowns can last an incredible amount of time assuming the patient follows the care suggested by the dentist.
They are generally more robust than veneers but as there is generally a little more preparation to the tooth underneath, they are only used on teeth which are more heavily damaged. Like all restorations, crowns will need replacing over time. With proper care and maintenance, they will look their best for 10-15 years but can often last much longer.