A dental crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a tooth, giving it a natural tooth appearance.A crown is sometimes called a ‘cap’. Crowns are a good way to restore broken, weak or decayed teeth. They are usually made of gold, porcelain or a combination of these materials.
Crowns are used to restore teeth that have:
All ceramic crowns do not have any grey metal and can be used for the front teeth. If the gum recedes overtime, there will be no grey margin visible.
Metal Ceramic crowns are generally used for the back teeth and feature a metal core and porcelain. However, thin porcelain layers may fracture more easily than other crowns.
These crowns are used for the back teeth. They do not contain porcelain and so the risk of crown fracture is less. All Zirconium crowns require less drilling than gold crowns.
These are the strongest crowns that can be used for the back teeth. Gold crowns require the least tooth reduction.
|Item||Fee per Item From||Practice Plan From|
|Crowns/Bridges/Post – From:|
|A – Gold||£645.00||£548.25|
|B – Metal bonded||£695.00||£590.75|
|C – Full Porclain/Empress/Ceron||£795.00||£675.75|
|3 Unit Bridge, (Per – unit)||£695.00||£590.75|
There are several reasons why you may require a dental crown. If you have tooth discoloration from an earlier filling/procedure, decay or if you need to protect a tooth, then a crown might be a good solution. If you are experiencing severe toothache fix an appointment with our dentists to find out if a dental crown will solve the problem.
Your new crown should last from5 to 15 years. Having regular checkups and maintaining good hygiene habits may mean that your dental crown could last for 25-30 years.
When your dental crown is mad ewe will match the color with your surrounding teeth. At Camden High Street Dental Practice, we will help you to restore your confident smile.
You will find that the treated area is slightly different from other parts of your mouth. However, this will resolve after a few days. If it does continue get in touch with us and we will make any adjustments necessary.
Fitting a dental crown will require at least two appointments.On the first visit, your tooth will be prepared for the crown and an impression will be made of the tooth. After this, a temporary crown will be placed over your prepared tooth. During this visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the final crown will be adjusted, fitted and cemented into place.
If your dental crowns have been damaged or worn down, then call us fora replacement. We will have to remove the crown and provide you with a temporary crown until the new crown is made.
If you have had dental crowns in the past, then older materials may be used for the crowns and you might choose metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns to restore your gorgeous smile and feel good about yourself.