Dental Crowns

 

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A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is placed over a tooth covering it to improve its appearance and to restore its shape, size and strength. A dental crown covers your existing tooth protecting the entire surface from any further decay or erosion.

A dental crown can be used:

  1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  4. To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
  5. Following  root canal treatment of a tooth which would have rendered the tooth brittle and prone to fracture.

Facts about crowns…

Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. To fit the crowns, a thin layer is shaved off tooth that is due to receive treatment, and this prepares them for the crowns.

After care of Dental crowns…

Dental crowns require the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. They can last for many years providing you maintain a good oral hygiene program and attend regular dental check-ups.

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