Your teeth are as important as any other part of your body in the city of Leeds and so you try to care for them as best you can. What you can’t cater for though is the unexpected to crop up. Damage to your teeth from tooth decay and injury, even the loss of a tooth can leave your mouth traumatised and in order to prevent further complications from arising through infection, you are going to have to get patched up, and quickly. In all of these cases, once the problem has been treated, there will be some building work required afterwards to get the tooth up to speed and size again and this will involve the placement of a crown. Damage at the back of the mouth will require a strong crown to put up with the chewing forces that have to go through it. Two of the strongest are made from gold or porcelain that is laid over metal and these are more than capable of pulling the job off, as well as looking good. Damage to teeth towards the front of the mouth suffer less stresses and to fit in with the general style of your teeth, a full porcelain crown will look aesthetically great, although the more glitzy among us often go for gold as well. Whatever the final look, the crown will more importantly restore a healthy balance to the mouth again.
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If you have suffered any damage to your teeth from either injury, tooth decay or indeed tooth loss, it is important to get the damage repaired in order to maintain a healthy bite in the mouth. Injury and tooth loss may require root canal treatment if the pulp inside the tooth has become infected and once this has been done, a crown is required to rebuild the tooth, similarly with tooth loss, a crown will be used in a dental bridge or in conjunction with dental implant in order to replace the loss. In Leeds, the crown can be made from anything you fancy, but the more common material of choice is porcelain as it is the closest material that mirrors the enamel of the teeth. For damage towards the front the mouth, a full porcelain crown can be used as there are no so many stresses and forces going through these teeth. At the back however, a lot of chewing and biting is done and so the crown needs to be stronger. In this case, and if you still want that natural look, you will have to opt for a porcelain-over-metal crown for strength. Prices vary from dentist to dentist, but they generally start from around £200 but it is a price worth paying to maintain the health and the beauty of your mouth.
It probably is a bit of a contradiction in terms to say that there are joys in having a root canal done, but the benefits are massive and the joy comes from the fact you have just saved yourself a tooth and lots of money from the alternatives if the tooth goes altogether. Anyone from a previous generation in central Leeds though will probably tell you, there is no joy in having this treatment done and it doesn’t make good listening either. When major decay eats its way into the tooth, the pulp becomes diseased and the root infected- any further and you lose the tooth, but if you have a root canal, the decay is cleared, the roots drilled out and the tooth crowned. However, problems could arise, especially if the root couldn’t be removed completely, which meant, the dentist would have to cut the gum and go in from the side. Now if it sounds painful, many who were there would concur that it was. But there is a happy ending to this story- the laser. Gone are the scalpels and drills, the laser does it all in one painless hit- there’s the joy of root canal, less painful that ripping a plaster off.
It may be daunting, the idea of getting a dental crown fitted, especially with horror stories of drills electrical filling of the teeth you hear flying around. It is no wonder many people have reservations about crown placement surgery, it is perhaps the common fear of the dentist amplified several times over.
However, dental crown placement in Central Leeds is really nothing to fear. The procedure requires two appointments, set a couple of weeks apart, and can be performed by your regular dentist at your local practice.
The first appointment will involve creating an impression of the tooth which is to be crowned and the fitting of a temporary crown, one that will last until your second appointment. Firstly, your dentist will need to reduce your tooth to the appropriate dimensions by a process known as selective grinding. Once this is complete, an impression of the tooth will be taken (similar to a plaster cast) in order to be sent off and replicated in the form of a permanent crown. Following this, a temporary crown will be place over the tooth in order to last until the permanent crown is ready for fitting. The first appointment will last for a maximum of thirty minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic to avoid any possible pain caused by the process of grinding.
The second appointment involves cementing the permanent crown over the altered tooth, again this can be performed by your regular doctor. Fixing of a permanent crown normally takes place 7-14 days after the initial appointment, giving time for the fabrication process.
The only side-effects of the procedure are some pain and cutting of the gums during the grinding process, the pain is normally avoided however through proper administration of a local anaesthetic in the area surrounding the tooth.
Having a crown fitted into the mouth can often sound like a rather complex operation, but it is such an easy process and is done by many a dentist in centralLeedsthese days. Crowns are usually required when a tooth has suffered from decay and needs rebuilding to get it back to its glory days and keep your ‘bite’ working true. A crown is also called upon to sit on a dental implant to replace a tooth that has been lost. They are versatile and maintain the health of the mouth. If you have the inclination and the money, you can have a crown made from anything that takes your fancy. However, the more common choices are made from porcelain or gold. Full porcelain crowns are normally fitted where they will not be exposed to the everyday forces that go through the mouth, such as chewing and biting. But if you need strength in the crown to combat these forces, the options are either porcelain-over-metal, very strong and durable or gold, which is even more durable and by its very nature, has ‘give’ that can absorb forces. Once your mouth has been prepped in readiness for your fitting, the crown can be fitted in about 15 minutes. They truly are the option to go for if you want to get your mouth up and running again. And once in they will last you for years if you treat them with respect.
Getting a crown fitted has been refined over the years and become a lot less painful, beneficial to the mouth, as well as restoring and maintaining the health of the mouths of the people in the city of Leeds- this is all down to the way dental technology has advanced immensely over the years and so it’s all about the ease of the way dentists treat their patients these days. Out of this has come the choice you have as a patient too. Having a crown fitted is the direct cause of tooth decay; once the tooth has become badly infected and in order to save it, the only treatment is a root canal. It’s not pretty reading, but to spare you the details, what the restorative treatment requires is for a crown to be after the tooth is cleared of any decay and infection. This is when you, the patient, are offered a choice of what type of crown you would like- although your dentist will give you guidance as to what you choose, depending where the decay has occurred. If it’s to the rear of the mouth, the best option is to have a gold crown or a porcelain-over-metal one that can take the chewing forces that go through the back of the mouth. But if the crown is at the front of the mouth, a pure porcelain fitting will be enough to maintain the health of your teeth and at the same time, restore the beautiful look to your smile. It’s quick and painless and you should consult with your dentist first about the treatment you are going to have to before making your choice.
If you have a broken down, chipped or cracked tooth you are probably anxious about dealing with it so that you can improve the look of your smile. But what is the best option when dentists offer such a variety of procedures? One to consider is having a dental crown fitted to effectively cover it up, allowing to smile once more with pride and relax in social situations.
Modern dental crowns are incredibly durable and discreet. They are basically a covering that will conceal your broken down or cracked tooth so consummately that no one will even know that it is not your natural tooth.
Thanks to advances in the technology available in dental surgeries throughout the United Kingdom, dental crowns can be fitted with amazing swiftness. Many dentists can now take a digital x-ray of your mouth and send the data to an online milling which will craft your dental crown in just over five minutes. It will be ready to fit there and then with a string dental resin.
Your dentist will be able to match the dental crown to your surrounding teeth, giving a really natural look in terms of texture, colour and even translucence. Modern dental crowns are usually made from porcelain, a hard wearing and light substance that can be treated just like the rest of your teeth. Because it is such a hard wearing material, you might not need to have any of your existing tooth shaved off to accommodate it; a real boon for those who are not keen on invasive procedures.
Your City of Leeds dentist will have all the information about dental crowns so you should ask him or her about them next time you have an appointment.
Bruxism is the activity of grinding your teeth during sleep. Although as common as snoring, bruxism can easily go unnoticed but it ought to be dealt with to avoid potentially serious complications with the teeth and jaw. Being sure to keep in regular contact with your dentist is a good way to guard against bruxism and its effects.
There are believed to be two primary causes of bruxism. One is stress; if you are feeling anxious for whatever reason then this can manifest itself during sleep with the grinding of your teeth. If this is determined to be the reason for your bruxism then it might be prudent for you to seek advice from a mental health expert.
Dentists also suggest that bruxism can be caused by an imperfect alignment of the teeth. It is vital that bruxism is dealt with, no matter what the cause so that you avoid breaking or chipping one or more of your teeth in the process of the grinding. Nobody wants to have to have a tooth removed and replaced or have a crown fitted.
Your dentist might advise that you have a mouth guard fitted to wear during the night. These simple devices can be fabricated by your dentist using moulds and impressions of your teeth. They take the strain of your grinding and ensure that teeth are not damaged.
Your City of Leeds dentist can keep an eye on your teeth during the check ups you ought to be having every six months. If he or she determines that bruxism is occurring then steps can be taken to stop permanent damage from afflicting your teeth.
If you’re flying around the city of Leeds being busy, busy, busy, then there’s a good chance that you haven’t got the time to keep your teeth looking pretty….or have you? Because now you can get your teeth fixed and looking ‘Hollywoody’ in as little as an hour- thanks to Cerec treatment. In the past, if you opted for a crown or veneers to bring your smile up to scratch, it could take up to a month to get your treatment completed. You’d go and get analysed, impressions would be made of your teeth, your teeth prepared and fitted with false crowns, and then you’d wait until the new teeth came back from the lab. With Cerec, everything is done in one sitting. Thanks to computers and digital imaging, the work required can be carried out on the spot. Once the treatment is diagnosed, the veneer or crown can be manufactured in-house whilst the teeth are prepared and any other regular dental work carried out. The beauty of this treatment is that any problems that could arise in fitting, can be rectified immediately- and it can be combined with other treatments such as bleaching, meaning, that you could come out of the dentist with a completely new look to your mouth in the time it takes to have a dinner break in a busy work schedule. And….it costs pretty much the same as the original treatments!
Imagine being able to have your false tooth fitted in a single visit to your dentist. In the past this process could take a fortnight or more, but CEREC technology has changed all that, allowing dentists to design, construct and fit new crowns, veneers, onlays and underlays in just one session. Achieve lasting results with this efficient procedure available in the City of Leeds.
Instead of using dental putty, CEREC utilises state-of-the-art digital imaging to take an impression of your tooth. The 3D data is sent to an online milling machine which constructs your tooth from high quality ceramics in as little as six minutes. Your dentist is then able to make it match your surrounding teeth by using staining and glazing techniques, before cementing it into place.
This whole procedure can take place within the hour and requires only a single set of local anaesthetic injections. What’s more, CEREC heralds the end of temporary veneers which were prone to fall out, adding to the inconvenience of having to wait two or three weeks for your permanent new teeth.
In spite of using such cutting edge technology, the cost of CEREC treatment is remarkably similar to traditional methods. The lack of lab fees reduced the price, as does the fact that you require only one visit to your dentist. As such, CEREC crowns range from only £380 to £700 dependent on the treatment required. With dentists now offering interest-free repayment plans, CEREC has never been so affordable.
Don’t spend weeks waiting for your new teeth, spend just one session at your dentist who will tailor-make your durable replacement using the latest technology at affordable prices.