Dental Crowns in Manchester & Birmingham
In terms of dental restoration treatments, one of the most well-known treatments is 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 or dental implant after careful preparation by a dentist.
In most cases, the crown is bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns are extremely beneficial to oral health if treatment is performed effectively by our skilled dentists at Smile Stylist, who are based in Birmingham and Manchester and are highly experienced in fitting all types of crowns.
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 a cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged tooth. A crown is hand-made using a wide range of approved materials including metal and ceramic, depending on your budget and the position of your tooth. When properly fitted by experts such as our experienced dentists in Manchester and Birmingham, dental crowns mitigate the risk of further damage or infection. They also make the smile look more attractive.
Using an instrument named a ‘burr’, the tooth is prepared before a crown is capped upon 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 available through our dental crowns clinics in Manchester and Birmingham, the crown is then manufactured and placed over the tooth and bonded using dental cement.
What are crowns made from?
Dental crowns are crafted in clinical laboratories using a wide range of materials including porcelain, metals and ceramic. A crown can be a blend of metal and ceramic, wholly ceramic or porcelain, or completely metallic. Ceramic restorations are bio-compatible, helping them to bond quickly to your natural teeth; both porcelain and ceramic crowns are particularly popular amongst our patients because they blend so well with the natural colour of the surrounding teeth. Crowns made up of precious metals such as gold and silver are also much sought-after. We can offer a range of options to suit your budget and preferences at our dental crowns clinics in Birmingham and Manchester.
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. Regularly cleaning your teeth and gums will reduce the risk of damage from tooth decay and ensure healthy tooth structure.