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If you are seeking a smile that becomes your crowning glory, you might need a crown to cover up any damaged or decayed tooth. Also known as cap, a crown is a tooth shaped cover placed over a tooth to make it strong and restore its oral and aesthetic appeal.
Our teeth get damaged due to decay or infection and need treatment as healthy teeth and bright smile are a key part of a remarkable and confident personality. Crowns are natural looking artificial restorations that protect the remaining tooth after root canal or filling as they fit over the prepared tooth, to make it strong and functional again. They are also used to attach bridges and cover dental implants for replacing missing tooth.
Crowns are mostly made of porcelain as it is a strong material and lasts for a long time but they can also be made in steel or metal, depending on your need and the dentists’ recommendation. At Notting Hill Dental Clinic, we provide the best dental crowns to restore your confidence and smile with top quality, natural looking teeth.
Crowns protect the weak and decayed tooth most effectively by holding the filling together where the tooth is not strong enough to support normal oral functions like biting and chewing.
When placed over a tooth, a crown restores its shape, size, strength and also improves its appearance, making it look just like a normal, natural tooth. Once fitted into place, the crown fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line, protecting the remaining tooth from further damage. In addition to this, getting a dental crown is a great option if you have decayed, cracked, damaged or discolored teeth as it will cover the abnormality and give you a reason to smile more.
• To protect weak and decayed teeth from breaking down
• To hold parts of cracked tooth together
• To cover a large filling when enough tooth is not left to support it
• To hold a dental bridge
• To get rid of misshapen tooth
• To enjoy better looking teeth
A crown gives your cracked, crooked or decayed tooth a new look by covering the entire area with a cap that holds it together firms, preventing risk of further fracture and damage.
A tooth is reduced in size and filed by the dentist to accommodate a crown. Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will take its impression and sent it to the dental lab where a custom crown will be designed according to the given size. The dentist will ensure that your crown is made to match your natural teeth color.
Once the crown is ready, it will be checked by dentist for accurate fitting and cemented in place if it fits well.
With proper care and good oral hygiene, a crown can last up to 10 years or even more. It is essential to take care of the crown with good oral hygiene practices and thoroughly brushing and flossing the surrounding area to avoid deposits of plaque or food particles that lead to problems.
Avoid jaw clenching, teeth grinding and eating hard and brittle foods as they damage the crown and shorten its life. Regular visits to your dentist are also important so that the crowns are properly checked and examined for any signs of wear and tear. Getting your crown cleaned by a dental hygienist can also prolong its life and help you enjoy beautiful and natural smile for a long time.
Get the perfect crown to protect your cracked, chipped or decayed tooth with Notting Hill Dental Clinic. We combine the best clinic techniques and latest technology to salvage your damaged teeth by providing premium quality crowns for optimal oral health.
22 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
0207 727 4795