Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a great option when you want to restore your teeth to full strength after damage or decay. Fitting a crown is a relatively simple procedure and the end result will be a natural-looking, strong implant that will completely blend with your existing teeth. If you’re sick of having to worry about what you eat, having frequent toothaches, or putting up with an unsightly damaged tooth then a crown could be the treatment for you.

What is a Crown?

A crown is a custom-made cap for your tooth, designed to match the shape and colour of your natural enamel. They can be made out of porcelain, a porcelain and metal mix, or gold depending on your budget and the look you want to achieve.

Is a Crown Right for Me?

Dental crowns are recommended for patients who would like to restore both the appearance and strength of a tooth. Tooth crowns represent an overlap of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry as they can fix a dental problem while also improving the overall look of your teeth in a natural way. Crowns can solve issues such as:

  • Cracked teeth as a result of trauma
  • Chipped teeth
  • Damage caused over time
  • Teeth weakened by decay
  • Replacing a heavily-filled tooth

Although dental enamel is the strongest substance produced by the human body, it cannot heal itself; once a tooth is damaged in any way, restorative dentistry is the only treatment option. If you suffer from any of the dental issues listed above, having a crown fitted could be the solution for you.

Dental crowns and tooth, isolated on white

What’s the Procedure?

To fit a crown, your Liverpool dentist will begin by reshaping your tooth so the crown can be securely fixed over it. Your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic before filing down some of the enamel to make sure you are completely comfortable during the procedure. The next step is taking an impression of the target tooth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory and used to make your bespoke tooth crown. At the end of this visit, you’ll be given a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your implant is ready. Once your crown has been made, you’ll make a second trip to your dentist where it will be fixed permanently in place. After a little getting used to, your crown will feel and look just like a natural tooth and will last for many years to come.

To find out more about our dental crown service, call us now on 02 9822 2630 or visit our contact page for more ways to get in touch.