What are Dental Crowns?
Dental Crowns are made to cover your natural tooth, protecting it. They are made from different materials such as gold and porcelain. At Confidental Clinic Greenwich our highly skilled Dental Surgeons will advise the option that is best suited to you.
Type of Crowns Available:
Zirconia is a metal-free crown. Its strong material is designed to withstand strong forces when biting on the front and back teeth.
EMAX is a type of crown designed for both the front and back teeth. In fact, it was specifically intended to replicate a natural tooth.
All Porcelain crowns are natural appearing and mainly used for restoring the front teeth because of their highly aesthetic properties.
Gradia crowns have a high aesthetic value, made to withstand pressure. These are the most effective type of metal-free crowns.
Porcelain Bonded to Metal crowns are made of both metal and porcelain bonded together. Their strength makes them the most valued by patients with heavy bites.
Why are crowns required?
Dental crowns are needed for many reasons:
- Restoring a broken or worn down tooth or teeth
- Holding a dental bridge in place
- Restoring a dental implant
- Improving the aesthetics of a tooth or teeth
How many appointments are needed?
Throughout the course, an average of 3 treatments will be needed – an initial consultation, making impressions and fitting the crown. Some cases may require extra appointments, which will be discussed with your dentist.
What is the procedure?
From your consultation with the dental surgeon, you will be assessed and have the opportunity to discuss the different crown options that are available. Your dentists may decide to take radiographs and impressions during the appointment. In order to prepare your teeth for restoration the molds are sent to the laboratory. Please be aware that this could take up to 2 weeks but you will have a temporary crown in place to protect the prepared tooth. When the crown is ready for fitting, your dentist will remove your temporary tooth and clean the tooth. If you are pleased with the placement of the crown, it will be fixed in place.
For a consultation, please contact our practice.
Before and after Aesthetic Crowns