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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.

Crown Placement is Easier than ever in Central Leeds

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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.



Easy Crowns in Central Leeds

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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.

City of Leeds dentist uses revolutionary CEREC technology to repair cracked tooth

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

CEREC technology is a revolutionary new dental manufacturing process that is slashing the length of appointment and treatment times, and increasing the quality and accuracy of treatment to microscopic levels.

CEREC stands for CERamic REconsruction and is a state-of-the-art new tool that uses the latest in 3D imaging and digital x-rays to create dental crowns and veneers. Using the imaging technology, the dentist can produce a three-dimensional reconstruction of the patient’s mouth on a computer. Accurate to incredible levels, the dentist can then use the 3D image to design the artificial ceramic tooth replacement. A computer-guided mill can then manufacture the crown or veneer by carving it from a single piece of enamel. This computer aided design and manufacture process can take as little as half an hour, and realistically means a patient can have a crown deigned and fitted in one appointment.

CEREC technology has removed the need for uncomfortable and lengthy dental moulds and x-rays. It also means that the old method of laboratory crown manufacture is redundant. This old method often meant it took days or even weeks to manufacture a single crown, a process that can now be achieved in as little as six minutes.

CEREC technology can be uses to manufacture crowns and veneers which are used to repair cracked and broken teeth. Veneers can also be manufactured to cover worn and discoloured teeth, meaning that patients can now completely rejuvenate their smile in a single afternoon. Because the design and manufacturing processes are now so accurate, it has also reduced the risk of an ill-fitting crown or veneer needing adjusting. Overall this has meant a reduction in appointment and waiting times for all patients.

CEREC is revolutionary technology that represents the future of dentistry. It is currently a fairly expensive treatment but costs will come down as it becomes more widely used, and for the standard of treatment it can produce it really is good value. Ask a City of Leeds dentist about CEREC technology and you could have tomorrow’s dental treatment today.