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How Does Crown Treatment Work?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

2433646_sDental crowns are used commonly in modern dentistry to restore and repair the teeth, but what are they, why would I need one and what does treatment involve?

The ins and outs of dental crowns

Dental crowns are a type of restoration; they are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth and they can be made from a range of materials, including metals and ceramics, such as porcelain, which are famed for their natural looking aesthetics. Crowns help to strengthen and protect the teeth and they are placed over the existing tooth structure; they are also known as caps.

You may be advised to consider crown treatment if you have damaged or injured your tooth, you have a dental fracture, you have an oral infection or you have extensive decay. Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth when attached to a dental implant. If your tooth is infected, a new crown may be placed following root canal treatment.

Crowns are a durable solution, but they are permanent; in most cases, crowns tend to last between 5 and 10 years.

How do crowns work?

Crowns replace the decayed or damaged section of the tooth, which is removed prior to crowning, to reduce the risk of further infection. Crown treatment usually involves two treatment sessions 2 weeks apart; during the first session, any decayed or damaged tooth structure will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly. The remaining tooth structure will be shaped and prepared and an impression will then be created using dental putty. Around 2 weeks later, your custom-made crown will be ready to fit.

Once the crown is in place, it should help to improve the function of the tooth and reduce the risk of further injury or infection in the future.

If you have questions about crowning or you would like to find out more about the benefits of crowning a tooth, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist for advice.

Crowns as a Treatment for Bruxism

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

2445507_blogBruxism is the medical name for tooth grinding, a common problem that affects thousands of people across the UK. Tooth grinding can cause problems for the structure of the teeth as well as contributing to muscular aches and pains in the facial muscles, jaw, neck and shoulders. If you grind your teeth or regularly start your day with a headache, stiff jaw or neck pain, we can help.

What causes bruxism?

There are various factors that increase the risk of bruxism. Many cases are believed to be linked to increased stress levels and anxiety, while issues with the bite may also result in unwanted contact between the upper and lower arches of teeth. In some cases, loose fillings and crowns can also be the cause.

Crowning as a treatment for bruxism

New crowns can help to alleviate symptoms associated with tooth grinding in scenarios where loose crowns or fillings are causing you to grind your teeth during the night. Removing and replacing loose or damaged restorations helps to stabilise the teeth, reduce the risk of injury, improve oral function and prevent bruxism.

Before a new crown is placed, the old one will be removed and an impression of the tooth will be formed using dental putty. The impression is used as a mould for the new crown, which is usually made and returned to us within two weeks. Once your new crown is ready, the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly and then your bespoke crown will be fitted and secured.

Crowns are a very effective treatment for damaged and decayed teeth and can be made from ceramics such as porcelain to create a really subtle and natural looking aesthetic. Crowns help to protect the teeth and they should last for around five years.

If you suffer with bruxism and are looking for a solution, call us today and book a consultation.

Stunning Dental Crowns Look Just Like Natural Teeth

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

4756357_blogWe always strive to achieve a natural-looking aesthetic using a conservative approach and our stunning crowns look just like healthy natural teeth. With crown treatment fit for any king or queen, we can restore and strengthen your teeth while also creating a beautiful and subtle result. We offer our patients a choice of single-day Cerec crown treatment or hand-crafted crowns, which are available in two to three weeks.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as caps. They sit on top of the tooth to strengthen the structure and provide a solution for weak, fractured and decayed teeth. We use ceramics such as porcelain to achieve a seamless finish and the best quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.

You may be advised to have a crown in the following instances:

  • you have a broken tooth
  • your tooth is weak as a result of a large cavity
  • you have an infected tooth and have had root canal treatment
  • your tooth is severely damaged as a result of an accident or injury
  • you have a single missing tooth and you are undergoing implant treatment

The benefits of crowns

There are many advantages of crown treatment. The most obvious benefit is improved oral health and enhanced functionality. Once a tooth has been crowned, it will be stronger and it can exert more force when you are eating, chewing and biting. Crowns also have aesthetic benefits and the procedure helps to reduce the risk of further injury to the tooth and spread of decay or infection. Crowns can be made from ceramics, which provide a very natural look and they are hard-wearing. Crowns are not permanent restorations, but they do last a long time.

How is a crown fitted?

Before a crown is fitted, the tooth undergoes preparatory work which involves taking away the damaged and decayed tissue and shaping the tooth. If you are having a hand-crafted crown, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth from putty and this will be sent away to the laboratory and then the new crown will be fitted around two weeks later. If you are having a Cerec crown, photographs will be taken of the tooth and the crown will be fitted on the same day.

Protecting Damaged Teeth with Porcelain Crowns

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

2487210_blogAt City Dental Leeds, our aim is to prevent and protect the teeth from damage and dental disease. With our beautifully crafted porcelain crowns, we can strengthen injured or decayed teeth to prevent further harm and enhance the appearance of your smile.

About porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns are restorations placed over the top of a weakened tooth to offer greater support and protection. Crowns have a range of purposes and they are designed to bolster the tooth as well as making it look more attractive. When you have a crown fitted, your dentist will also clean the tooth thoroughly and remove all the decayed tissue to prevent any infection from spreading throughout the tooth.

Porcelain is an excellent choice of material for a crown because it is strong and durable, it matches the natural shade of the teeth and it has a lovely sheen, giving the smile a healthy glow.

Crowns are a versatile treatment and they really help to reduce the risk of further damage to a tooth through injury or infection. Intervening with restorative treatment can help to prevent losing a tooth in the future.

How is a crown fitted?

At City Dental, we are lucky to have CEREC technology, which means that we can offer clients a choice of same-day crown treatment or hand-crafted traditional crowns that usually take around two weeks. In the case of CEREC, we simply take photographs of the teeth, which are converted by the advanced technology to 3D models. CEREC takes care of the entire process, from the design to the manufacture and the models are sent to the milling machine. The on-site milling machine takes just a few minutes to produce the new crown and your dentist will then fit it. In the case of traditional crowns, your dentist will create an impression of the tooth using dental putty, which will sent away to the dental laboratory. A skilled technician will make your crown and we can then fit it once it has arrived back at the clinic.

Crowns should last for around 5 years. If they are damaged, they may need repairing or replacing.

If you think you’d benefit from crown treatment at City Dental Leeds, call us now and book your appointment!

Placement of a Crown in Central Leeds

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Everything that is done behind the closed doors of a dental surgery in central Leeds, other than keeping your teeth and gums free of decay, is aimed at ensuring that your jaws bite together correctly- your occlusion, and when you suffer from tooth decay or tooth loss, it is important to rebuild or replace the tooth in order to keep your bite true. To do this, you will need to have a crown fitted and it will also keep your smile looking vibrant as well. Now if you have the money and the inclination, you can choose whatever material you like to have your crown made from, but for the rest of us, there are three ways you can go with this. Porcelain looks totally natural alongside the rest of your teeth and there are two types to choose from, full porcelain or porcelain-over-metal. Both look wonderful, although the latter is designed for strength and would be normally placed in the mouth which undergoes a lot of biting and chewing forces. The other option is to go for gold; again, very strong but also, people seem to see it as a status symbol and like to show it of, which is why you will see it on the front teeth of some people. All do the job however and ensure that your mouth remains healthy.