Dental Crowns in Manchester & Birmingham
In regards to dental restoration treatments, one of the most prominent treatments is known as crowning. A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely encircles an existing tooth or an implant to improve the strength and appearance of the tooth. Also known as caps, crowns are placed over the natural teeth after careful observation by a dentist.
In most of the cases, the crown is bonded to the tooth using dental cement. They are extremely beneficial to the oral health if treatment is done on time and effectively by skilled dentists such as Smile Stylist.
How can a Crown help?
Often needed when a cavity threatens the health of the tooth, a crown may also be required if you have an injured tooth. A crown is fabricated with a wide range of approved materials including metal and ceramic and mitigates the risk of further damage or infection. They also make the smile look more attractive.
Using an instrument named ‘Burr’, the tooth is prepared before a crown is capped on it. Using this instrument, the decayed tissues are removed and the decayed surface of the tooth is cleaned. A mould is then created as an imprint for the crown to be fitted. Using the latest CAD/CAM technologies, the crown is then manufactured and placed over the tooth and bonded using dental cement.
What are crowns made from?
Crowns are fabricated in clinical laboratories using a wide range of materials including porcelain, metals and ceramic. A crown can be a blend of metal and ceramic or all ceramic or all metal. Ceramic restorations are bio compatible and provide good tissue response. In terms of wide acceptability, porcelain and all-ceramic crowns are quite popular as they blend with the natural colour of the teeth and have an excellent translucency. Popular crowns also include ones made up of precious metals such as gold and silver.
It is important to take care of your oral health and crowning does exactly that. The average life span of a crown is ten years, provided you continue to take good care of your oral hygiene. Regular habits of cleaning your teeth and gums will mitigate damages from tooth decay and ensure healthy tooth structure.
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