Porcelain Dental Crowns Sevenoaks
At our dental clinic in Sevenoaks, our skilled dentist is pleased to offer dental crowns as a solution for a variety of issues.
What are Dental Crowns and How are They Used?
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place with dental adhesive, covering the entire chewing surface of the tooth.
They can be made from resin or porcelain, and are often used to protect a badly decayed or fractured tooth, serve as a permanent restoration for a tooth with a large filling, or correct minor issues with natural teeth such as spacing, irregular shape, or severe discolouration.
The Steps Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Dental Crown
To prepare a tooth for a crown, our dentist will first shape the tooth by removing a portion of the outer surface.
In some cases, it may be necessary to build up the tooth’s core with filling material or place a post in the tooth to provide a foundation for the crown.
Next, we will take an impression of the prepared tooth and make a mold of your teeth, as well as record the shade of the adjacent teeth to ensure an exact match for the new crown.
While the permanent crown is being made, a temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth and maintain its appearance and function.
Ensuring the Long-Term Success of Your Dental Crown
Dental crowns are made of materials that do not deteriorate over time, but the supporting tooth is still at risk for decay and gum disease. It is important to brush and floss daily and avoid chewing hard substances in order to keep the crown in good condition.
Regular check-ups at our clinic in Sevenoaks will help to ensure that any problems with the crown are detected and treated promptly.