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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.

Protect Damaged Teeth With Our Highly Durable Dental Crowns

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

595603_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we have the perfect solution for damaged teeth. Our durable, natural looking crowns are the perfect tonic for broken and decayed teeth.

What is a crown?

A dental crown is a restorative appliance, which is used when a tooth is damaged, decayed, infected or broken. Crowns are slotted over the top of the tooth to make them stronger and reduce the risk of further injury. Crowns are sometimes called caps.

You may be advised to have a crown if you have extensive decay, you’ve broken or damaged your tooth as a result of a sports injury or an accident or your tooth is infected and the infection has reached the pulp tissue. This is the part of the tooth, which contains the nerves and blood vessels. In the case of infection, the crown is usually placed once root canal treatment has been carried out; this procedure removes the decayed tissue and seals the tooth roots to stop the infection from spreading. We may also fit a new crown to an implant to replace a missing tooth.

What are crowns made from?

There are various materials, which can be used to make a crown, including precious metals, such as gold and ceramics, such as porcelain. Often, we use ceramic fused to metal, as this produces a strong crown, which also looks very natural.

How long does a crown last?

In most cases, a crown should last for around 10 years provided that it well cared-for. When you have your regular check-ups, we will take a look at the crown to check that it is in good condition.

How To Save A Tooth In A Dental Emergency

Monday, August 25th, 2014

1788888_blogIf you’re involved in an accident, you suffer a fall or you’re playing contact sport and you lose a tooth, it may be possible to save the tooth. Losing a tooth can be distressing, especially if it’s a front tooth, which is highly visible when you smile, but if you can see a dentist quickly enough, they may be able to salvage and re-implant the tooth. Here are some tips if your tooth is dislodged and you need urgent dental treatment:

Locate the tooth

If you have a tooth knocked out, try to find it as quickly as possible; time is limited in terms of being able to save the tooth so locate it and then call us as quickly as possible so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Clean the tooth

Clean the tooth as best you can by gently wiping it, taking care to hold the crown part of the tooth and avoid touching the roots.

Place the tooth somewhere safe and moist

Ideally, if you can get hold of one, it’s best to place your tooth in a glass of milk, but if you can’t do this, we recommend placing the tooth inside your mouth and holding it between the inside of your cheek and your gums. This advice is not relevant for children, as there is a choking risk.

Hurry to the dentist

Make your way to the dentist as quickly as possible! Your dentist will then do their best to re-implant the tooth into its socket.

If it is not possible to save the tooth, there’s no need to panic, as we are able to offer some amazing tooth replacement treatments, including dental bridges and dental implants. We strongly recommend taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of losing teeth, including wearing a mouth guard for contact sport and wearing a seatbelt at all times when travelling by car.

You’ll Buzz Over The Dental Bridges Leeds Can Offer You

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

18625013If you have a missing tooth and you’re searching for an affordable solution, look no further than a dental bridge. With this innovative restoration, you’ll be showing off your newly restored smile in no time!

About dental bridges

Dental bridges are so-called because they bridge the gap between two teeth when a tooth has been lost through injury, trauma or as a result of dental disease. The aim of the bridge is to replace the missing tooth and create a natural looking smile.

Bridges can be made from various materials and we often recommend porcelain or porcelain fused to metal bridges for the best aesthetic outcome. The bridge is designed to blend in with the neighbouring teeth and once the porcelain bridge is in place, you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the false tooth and the rest of the teeth.

There are 3 main types of dental bridge, including the traditional fixed bridge, the cantilever bridge and the resin-bonded bridge, which is also known as a Maryland bridge. The most common type of bridge is the fixed bridge, which is made from a false tooth, and is anchored by a dental crown on each side.

What are the advantages of a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are durable and aesthetically pleasing and they have functional benefits, as well as cosmetic advantages. Bridges should last around 10-15 years and the treatment process is simple and much less invasive than dental implant treatment. Treatment is usually complete within 2 weeks and there is very little pain involved.

Smile Again With Dental Implants in Yorkshire

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

297243_blogLosing teeth can be distressing, but with our amazing dental implants, you don’t need to worry about a lifetime of hiding behinds the lens or shying away from meeting new people. Dental implants are the closest prosthesis to natural teeth and they offer an incredible range of benefits, whether you’ve lost a single tooth in a fall or crash, or you have several missing teeth as a result of sports injuries, health problems or trauma.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are implanted into holes in the jaw bone with the aim of taking on the roles of the missing tooth root. Dental implants are very clever because they integrate into the actual bone tissue and this provides the same level of stability and anchorage for a new restoration as a natural tooth root.

Dental implants are really impressive because they are compatible with different restorations and this makes them a good match for most patients. Implants can be attached to a dental bridge or crown for patients with one missing tooth, or a denture for those with a larger number of missing teeth.

Implant treatment involves two important phases, which take place months apart; this is because it takes time for the implant to integrate into the bone. The first stage is the fitting of the implant; this involves making a hole in the bone, which then becomes a socket for the implant. Once the implant is in place, the gum incision is closed and left to heal and the next stage of treatment takes place when the implant has fully integrated. At this stage, the restoration is attached and the new tooth is ready to use.

Dental implants represent a really effective, long-term tooth replacement treatment for patients of all ages. They look, feel and function like natural teeth, they last for many years and they are easy to maintain. They also produce gorgeous, natural smiles and they help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

Getting back to normal with a Dental Crown in Central Leeds

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

3943593_blogDental crowns have been kicking around central Leeds and plying their trade for decades, helping to restore the smiles of the masses. Crowns are used to repair your teeth after injury, damaged cause by tooth decay or even to replace a tooth that has been lost. Such restoration is essential in order to keep your bite true and prevent further complications in the future; they will also help to maintain your vanity whenever you open your mouth. Once you have been repaired and prepared, you will be measured up for your crown and once it has been made, it is a simple procedure to set it into place. You do have a choice of materials from which you can have your crown made from. Pure porcelain are the most popular as they tend to fit in perfectly with the natural look of the mouth; for strength, you can also go for porcelain-over-metal. The other popular material is gold; as well as having the ‘wow’ factor it too is very strong and can take anything that is thrown at it. Aside from all of this though, crowns are an essential part of dentistry and if you need one, you need one, as we are talking about the health of your oral future here.

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.

The perfect answer to your problems- Porcelain Crowns in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

2433646_sTooth decay and also losing a tooth means that you need to get patched-up in order to continue the general status quo of your oral health. But the dentists in the city of Leeds have the answer and it comes in the form of a porcelain crown. These can be coloured and designed to fit perfectly into the mouth and give the impression that nothing has gone wrong in the first place- that’s how good they are. There are two variations on the theme when it comes to porcelain crowns: the first is a full porcelain crown- beautiful, yet it can’t do a shed load of work so just for the aesthetics, it will be generally be fitted towards the front of the mouth. However, a porcelain-over-metal crown is made of sterner stuff and can take a pounding and a lot of work to boot. This will be generally fitted at the back of the mouth in order to cope with the forces that come from chewing and stuff. But anyhow, both will look marvellous and help to maintain the general persona of your mouth when you smile and talk.

How you can benefit from a Porcelain Crown in Leeds

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

4207449_blogAny form of damage to your teeth in Leeds requires attention in order to prevent things from getting worse, but you are lucky to be living in a world of cosmetic dentistry and any problems that arise can be easily corrected. Many of these issues may require a crown to be fitted and if you want to retain a natural looking balance to your smile, porcelain is the way forward. Crowns can help you to overcome tooth loss and decay, but they truly are excellent for restoration. There are two types of porcelain crowns you can go for, the first being porcelain-over-metal. This is designed not only to look natural, but for strength too, so this is one that would be positioned where a lot of work is required of it- like at the back of the mouth where a lot of chewing goes on when you eat. A full porcelain crown though would normally fitted near the front of your mouth, more for aesthetics than work, but both options do superb repair work and can be coloured to match the teeth that surround them, making it appear that nothing has gone wrong in the first place.

Simple Crown Fitting in Central Leeds

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Quite a few dental treatments in central Leeds incorporate the use of crowns to help restore the look and health of the teeth in the mouth, but yet, once the damaged area has been prepared, fitting the crown is relatively fast and simple. Crowns are used to help restore a damaged tooth or replace one that has been lost: tooth decay can seriously reduce the strength and the size of a tooth and it may take a while to remove all of the infection, but once the area has been readied, the crown will only take a few minutes to fix into place. This is the same with a dental bridge and the fitting of an implant: it is the preparation work that takes the time; the fitting doesn’t take that long at all. It is a painless process and once it is in place, it will not only restore the ambience of the mouth again but also help maintain the mouth’s bite, keeping the occlusion true for the future health of your mouth.