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Royal Protection with a Dental Crown

Friday, April 8th, 2016

386703_blogDental crowns are used when a cavity threatens the health of a tooth or to protect otherwise broken or cracked teeth. As technology evolves, computers are playing a greater role in the design and manufacture of crowns. The material used is also constantly evolving, and all of this improves the quality of treatment received by the patient.

Most crowns are made from ‘porcelain bonded to a precious metal’. A base of precious metal is initially made in this case and then the porcelain is applied over it in layers. On occasions, the crown is made solely from porcelain. This is often viewed as the most aesthetically pleasing but is not always the most suitable. The advent of CAD (computer-aided design) dentistry in recent years, in Leeds and the rest of the UK, has meant that far more of the original tooth can be left intact using porcelain caps.

On the other hand, crowns made from an alloy of metal and porcelain can show dark gum lines over time, which are less aesthetically attractive. Your dentist will examine each case to work out the most appropriate treatment for your situation.

It is also possible to get a crown made from full gold. This is not to everyone’s taste but has the advantage of strength. Due to their popularity among some pop stars, gold crowns have achieved a certain ‘bling’ aesthetic credibility, which is unlikely to attract more conservatively minded patients.

Crowns should be used when the strength of the tooth is compromised, as the latter restorations only work when the tooth is strong enough to support the additions. The important thing to bear in mind when having a tooth crowned is getting the right mix of aesthetic and practical application. Clearly, the former aspect can depend on an individual’s taste but with the latter point it may be best to take your dentist’s advice on what’s best.

The Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

529808_blogYou don’t need to be a member of the Royal Family to enjoy VIP treatment at City Dental Leeds. With our beautifully crafted porcelain crowns, you can enjoy a smile fit for a king or queen!

About crowns

Crowns are restorations used to bolster weakened and injured teeth. They are sometimes referred to as caps because they sit on top of the existing tooth structure. There are various reasons why you may need a crown, including:

  • dental injury, such as a broken tooth
  • severe decay
  • dental infection (usually placed following root canal treatment)
  • dental implant treatment to replace a missing tooth

Crown treatment

Every crown is custom-made based on an impression of the patient’s tooth. This ensures a perfect and comfortable fit and seamless aesthetics. Before treatment, the tooth is prepared. This process is designed to remove any decayed or damaged tooth tissue and shape the tooth ready for the crown. Making the impression involves using dental putty to form a mould of the teeth. This is then sent away to the laboratory, where it will be used by dental technicians to create the new crown. Once the crown has been sent back to us, we can then fit it. The crown is placed over the remaining tooth structure and then secured.

The benefits of porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns are a highly effective means of strengthening a weak or decayed tooth without detracting from the beauty of the smile. Porcelain blends in with the natural tooth shade and has a stunning glossy finish. By placing a crown, you also reduce the risk of further injury to the tooth. Crowns are durable and they should last for up to 10 years. The process is simple and there’s no pain to worry about. Crowns have amazing restorative benefits, but they can also improve the look of a damaged tooth, and this may also increase your confidence.

Getting a good Crown in Central Leeds

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

18625044Whenever you have suffered from the problem of tooth loss or severe tooth decay in central Leeds, it is vital that you repair the damage done; this is not just to maintain the quality of your smile, more importantly, it is key to continuing the future health of your mouth; in these situations, dental crowns are going to help you overcome such problems. With tooth loss, crowns can be fitted to implants or used in conjunction with dental bridges; with tooth decay, they can help to restore the tooth back to its normal size again. In either case, getting your mouth restored will help to maintain the ‘bite’ of your mouth and protect the jaw-joints. The crown that is fitted will depend on the work required of it; strong crowns are generally manufactured from gold or porcelain-over-metal, as these can withstand a lot of stress, especially at the back of the mouth. However, if the damage has occurred at the front of the mouth, a full porcelain crown will suffice, and porcelain will look more natural to the aura you give off when you smile, although gold is sometimes used here too, as it portrays a certain bit of glitz and for some people, makes a statement.