A dental crown or dental crowns (also known as dental caps) are restorations that protect damaged, cracked, heavily filled or broken down teeth when a filling is no longer suitable. The dental crown sits over your existing tooth and/or fillings covering the entire outer surface and protects against further damage or fracture. A full range of dental crowns are available at Staina House Dental Practice Ltd in Garstang.
Dental crowns can be made from metal, porcelain or a combination of the two materials. At the front of the mouth porcelain or ‘tooth coloured’ crowns are used to give a natural look that aims to blend seamlessly with your adjacent natural teeth. Crowns on back teeth may be made of porcelain or metal, or a combination of both. Dental crowns can be combined with other treatments such as root canal or dental implants to provide the best looking teeth which are strong and healthy.
It is important to have a full dental examination before considering a dental crown. At your first appointment the dentist will clean and shape your tooth before taking a dental impression (mould of your tooth). This impression is sent to our dental laboratory which will make your crown over 2-3 weeks. The dentist will then make a temporary crown to cover and protect your tooth during the time. After 2-3 weeks the dental crown will be ready and an appointment will be made to fit your new crown.
When considering a dental crown your dentist will plan each case carefully and discuss all options with you to agree on the best solution for your situation. We work closely with our special laboratory, using the best materials and latest techniques to provide you with a highly aesthetic and functional crown.
For more information on crowns please contact us to arrange an appointment.