Dental Crowns London

Here at Finsbury Dental Care, all of our dentists have huge experience in restoring teeth with dental crowns using the best technicians and material systems.

WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and to improve its appearance.

When a crown is cemented into place it encases the entire visible portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. A crown can restore a broken tooth or teeth that have been severely worn down. A crown can also be used to hold together parts of a cracked tooth or cover misshaped/discoloured teeth.

Could a dental crown be right for you?

Although fillings are a great solution for cavities in the tooth, in some cases a crown is a better option where damage is more severe. There are a range of reasons why you may need a dental crown, including:

  • If you have a weak tooth from decay, which is broken or cracked
  • If you have severely worn down teeth
  • If you have minimal natural tooth remaining
  • If you have a dental bridge, crowns can help to hold this in place
  • If you have discoloured or misshapen teeth

If you’re unsure whether you need a dental crown, our experts in dental care in London will be able to advise you on the best and most suitable course of action to take.

 

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HOW CAN FINSBURY DENTAL CARE HELP WITH DENTAL CROWNS?

Our team are extremely experienced in restoring damaged, weak or discoloured teeth using dental crowns. We understand that in some cases, where restoration is needed, bridges and veneers may not be the most suitable option, and in many cases like this, we’re able to enhance the functionality and appearance of the natural tooth with a dental crown, which is less invasive and a quicker solution.

By offering dental crowns in London, we’re able to give you your smile back, and your confidence.

WHAT TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS ARE THERE?

To get the very most out of your crowns, we will prepare your existing teeth to ensure the crowns sit snuggly and last for many years. We will then take an impression of your teeth, which will help us to create a crown perfect tailored to your tooth or teeth.

Your dental crowns can be made from an array of materials, including:

  • Base metal alloy
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain-fused to metal
  • Stainless steel
  • Metal titanium 
  • Resin 
  • Gold alloy

There are benefits and drawbacks to all of the different kinds of crowns available, but your dentist will be able to discuss with you the options on offer, and which will be best suited to you and your needs. Once you’ve made your choice and your crowns have been created and fit, you should feel confident that you have a smile that looks and feels natural.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much tooth is needed for a crown?

Crowns can be fitted on damaged teeth, even where there is very little natural tooth left. That’s why they are a popular option for when a filling is no longer viable. Dental crowns can be placed where there is as little as ¼ of the natural tooth remaining.

As long as there is enough tooth to cement the crown down, then you should have no issue having a crown fitted.

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

Similarly to having a filling fit, a crown is placed on a damaged tooth after the area has been completely numbed. That means you shouldn’t experience any sort of pain or discomfort during the process itself. You may experience some mild discomfort in the days to follow, but this should ease after a couple of days.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically have a decent lifespan and can even last up to 30 years if well looked after. The general lifespan of a crown may differ slightly, depending on where abouts in the mouth has been placed. In some cases, your crown could last a lifetime, whilst others could crack and need replacing.

Can your tooth rot under a crown?

In some cases, yes. If a patient has a poor oral hygiene routine, there is a higher risk of plaque and bacteria forming, and as there is natural tooth below a crown, there is the risk of this decaying.

In these circumstances, the only solution would be for the crown to be removed and the decay to be dealt with before having a brand new crown fitted.

Who needs dental reconstruction?

Sometimes, patients are born with dental problems, such as Ectodermal Dysplasia or Dentinogenesis Imperfecta. These are conditions that require extensive restoration, hence why we provide dental implants and treatments, including dental crowns, which can be used to transform a smile.

There are several reasons why patients need dental reconstruction, including the following:

  • Missing teeth
  • Decaying teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Old fillings
  • Bite problems (overbite and underbite)
  • Discolouration

Bridges, crowns and veneers are often used for dental reconstruction, depending on the severity of the problem and can be used to enhance the functionality and appearance of your teeth.

How are dental crowns made?

To get the very most out of your crowns, we will prepare your existing teeth to ensure the crowns sit snuggly and last for many years. We will then take an impression of your teeth, which will help us to create a crown perfect tailored to your tooth or teeth.

Your crown can be made from an array of materials, including:

  • Base metal alloy
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain-fused to metal
  • Gold alloy

Once created and fit, you should feel confident that you have a smile that looks and feels natural.

How long do dental crowns last?

If you look after your dental crowns, they can last for several years. Regularly brushing and flossing, as well as ensuring you attend regular dentist appointments should see you getting at least 15 years out of your crowns.

Do crowns look natural?

Yes. When you opt for a dental crown, we ensure that the fit is created from impressions made of your teeth, so that it performs and feels as close to your natural tooth as possible. To ensure it also looks like your natural teeth, we colour match it to the rest of your existing teeth so that nobody could tell the difference.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you would like to discuss your options with a member of our team, you can contact us on 020 7638 6556 today. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and we will reach out to you.