What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a tooth shaped cover which is positioned over an existing damaged tooth to enhance strength and durability and to create a smoother look.
Reasons for Crown Placement :
- Reinforce a tooth which is cracked or broken
- Repair a tooth which has an old large filling
- Cover a tooth which is severely decayed
- Reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal
- Encase a dental implant
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile.
Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth).
The Dental Crown Procedure:
1 – Before placing the crown on the tooth, the tooth will be shaped to make room for it.
2- Then an impression of the tooth and the surrounding teeth is taken.
3 – A temporary acrylic crown is placed on the tooth.
4 – When the permanent crown is ready (1-2 weeks normally), the temporary crowns are replaced.
A crown may last up to 40 years.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to get an opinion on your need for dental crowns or bridges.
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We Utilize CEREC Technology In Our NHS Dental Practice In Penge
We use the latest in digital dental technology in our NHS dental practice for crowns, digital impressions, restorations, implantology, and surgical guides. CEREC technology is most commonly used for crown restorations. Green Lane Dental Practice pioneered CEREC dental technology and has been fabricating CEREC crowns for over two years! With the CEREC crown system, we offer a conservative approach to traditional crowns and we’re able to preserve more natural tooth structure. We skillfully create precise and efficient crown restorations that can be completed in a single visit. With CEREC technology, there is no longer two appointments and a waiting period for crown restorations. Our surgical guides are also constructed with CAM technology to bring accuracy and ease to implant surgery. Digital impressions are captured with CAD technology. This computerized process eliminates the traditional materials of the past, which can be messy and a concern for those with a sensitive gag reflex. The digital method simplifies dental impressions and it’s not only more convenient, it’s also more precise – which means a superior end result!
By utilizing the latest in technology (CEREC) we provide modern dentistry bringing you highly efficient and stress-free appointments.
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