Dental Crowns are an ideal way to restore teeth that have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
A crown is a restoration that fits over the remaining part of you tooth making it resilient and giving it the look of a real tooth. Crowns can be used to restore teeth that have been broken or that have been weakened by decay. A crown may also be the ideal solution if you have a discoloured filling and you would like to improve the appearance of the tooth; or if you have had a root filling you may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
We have a number of different crown options available from an all-ceramic or all-porcelain crown to metal and porcelain fused to metal crowns. Your dentist will he discuss which option would be best suited to your needs at your private consultation and will depend on what is best for your teeth and your budget.
Why Might I Need a Dental Crown?
If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and maintain functionality.
If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques
If you have a large cavity and opt for the additional protection a crown offers to your tooth over a large filling or an inlay.
If you have a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown will be fitted to the abutment of the titanium implant.
Following root canal treatment, a crown is often needed to strengthen the tooth.
If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid erosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them.
For cosmetic reasons, to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you may opt for all porcelain cosmetic crowns.
If you like to get in touch with the team at Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence or to book an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us.