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Weak Teeth Made Strong!

Friday, August 12th, 2016

18625044Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body, but it’s not completely invincible and the teeth can be damaged and broken. If you have an injury, are involved in an accident or have a decayed tooth, we can provide treatment to repair, protect and strengthen your teeth. Our dental crowns are built for style and strength and they will help to reduce the risk of further damage in the future.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are restorations commonly used when a tooth is broken or damaged through injury or weakened by decay. If the cavity is too large for a filling or the tooth is fractured, it is beneficial to crown it to protect it, make it stronger and decrease the risk of more damage in the future.

Crowning a tooth involves placing a crown over the top of the tooth. For this reason, crowns are sometimes known as caps. With a crown in place, you can enjoy better function, especially when you chew or bite down on food, and a reduced risk of infection caused by decay spreading through the tooth.

Crowns can be made from various different materials and we often recommend ceramic crowns, as they match the shade of the tooth for a seamless look.

The procedure

Treatment involves two sessions. During the first appointment, we will prepare your tooth to remove the decayed tissue and shape it in preparation for the crown. We will then use dental putty to create an impression of the tooth and this will be sent off and used as a template by our highly trained dental technicians. When the new crown is ready, we will place it and secure it using strong dental adhesive.

Crowns are hard-wearing and they should last for around 10 years, provided that they are cared for well.

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

2823674_blogTeeth that are decayed, injured or damaged in any way can be effectively strengthened through the use of dental crowns. They are also sometimes referred to as caps, due to the fact that they are fitted to the top of an existing tooth. They have been specifically designed to duplicate the look of a natural tooth and can give your smile an aesthetic boost.

Different materials used

Crowns may be constructed from a number of materials and new ones are being discovered constantly. They can be constructed from gold, ceramic, or another precious metal, which is then fixed to porcelain and metal. Although a full porcelain crown looks good, it is not the best option for many people. Metal crowns will often be the best solution for teeth at the back of the mouth as they will need to tolerate a large amount of pressure. The kind of crown used most frequently is made of metal fused with porcelain.

Resemble natural teeth

The difference between the natural tooth and the crown will not be noticeable. They have been designed to resemble natural teeth exactly and the shade will have been matched to the other surrounding teeth to ensure it fits in with them. While the permanent crown is being constructed, temporary crowns will be fitted that are more noticeable, but will only be there for about two weeks.

Normally, the crown will require two dental appointments to be fitted, with roughly two weeks in between.

Any decay that is near the pulp tissue may need to be removed in order to halt the onset of damage or decay in the teeth.

If crowns are taken care of they will last for a few years. There is no danger of the actual crown decaying, although the area where the natural tooth and the crown meet could be at risk of decay. To prevent this, you will need to attend regular check-ups at the dentist and maintain a good dental hygiene routine. If you would like more information about dental crowns then do contact the team at City Dental in the heart of Leeds.

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.

Restoring Smiles with Crowns Fit for a King

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

2823674_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we like to treat every client like a VIP and our crowns are just the ticket for those looking for a regal finish to their smile. If you’re interested in porcelain crowns fit for a king, look no further!

About dental crowns

At dental crown is a type of restoration used to treat decayed or damaged teeth. They sit over the top of the tooth to provide greater strength and enhance tooth functionality. Crowns are sometimes known as caps and they can be made from various materials, including precious metals, ceramics and porcelain.

You may be advised to have a crown if:

  • you have damaged your tooth in an accident
  • you’ve suffered a dental injury
  • you have had a large filling in the past
  • the tooth is severely decayed or you have an infection that has spread to the pulp tissue (a new crown is usually placed following root canal treatment in this case)
  • bridgework or dental implant treatment has been carried out

How is a crown fitted?

The procedure to fit a crown usually spans two sessions. The first session is used to prepare the tooth and create the impression for the crown, while the second session is used to fit the crown. Each crown is custom-made to ensure that it fits perfectly over the top of the existing tooth structure and we recommend porcelain crowns for a completely natural looking finish.

How long should a crown last?

Crowns are not built to last a lifetime, but they should last for several years. It’s important to look after your crowned tooth in the same way as your other teeth. If you care for your crown well, it should last up to 10 years.

Simple Solutions with Dental Crowns

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

18625044At City Dental Leeds we always strive to provide simple, hassle-free and effective solutions for dental problems and our incredibly natural looking and durable crowns are a great option for those who have damaged or broken teeth. If you’ve had a dental infection or you’ve been caught up in an accident or injury, call us today and we’ll soon have your smile back in shape.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are a type of restoration used to bolster damaged and weak teeth and improve oral function. Crowns are placed over the existing tooth structure and they have amazing benefits for the aesthetic of the smile as well as your oral health. We often recommend porcelain crowns because this ceramic material is incredibly strong, as well as being a very close match to the natural shade of the teeth. Porcelain crowns also boast an iridescent finish that will make your smile glow.

We usually use two sessions to complete crown treatment. The first session is used to plan treatment, prepare the tooth and create an impression for the dental technicians and the second session is designed to fit the crown. We work with the best dental technicians and use the finest quality materials to produce hard-wearing, aesthetically pleasing crowns and our dentists have extensive experience in this form of treatment, so you’re in good hands!

Why would I need a crown?

Your dentist may recommend a crown in the following circumstances:

  • the tooth is damaged following an injury or accident
  • the tooth has been weakened by a large filling
  • the tooth is severely decayed
  • you have a dental infection that has spread to the pulp tissue (a crown is usually placed after root canal treatment in this case)
  • you are undergoing tooth replacement treatment (a crown is fitted to a dental implant in this scenario)

How long will a crown last?

Crowns don’t last forever, but they should last around five years depending on the material used and how well you care for your crown.

Protective Crown Fittings to Restore Your Smile

Monday, July 6th, 2015

529808_blogIf you’ve had a dental drama and you need an effective remedy, a protective crown could be just the ticket. Crowns are restorations used to strengthen and make the teeth more resilient following infection, injury or an accident.

The ins and outs of crown treatment

Crowns are sometimes called caps because they are placed over the top of the tooth. They cover the entire external surface of the tooth and serve to protect weakened tooth from further damage. Crowns are commonly made from ceramics but they can also be manufactured using precious metals. Many people choose porcelain crowns because they blend in with the natural teeth for a seamless aesthetic.

You may be advised to have a crown if you have had a large filling in the past, have suffered extensive damage in an injury or  have a tooth infection that requires root canal treatment. We can also attach crowns to dental implants in order to create a new tooth to replace a gap in the smile.

Crown treatment can usually be completed in just two sessions: one to prepare the tooth and make the impression and one to fit the crown. Preparing the tooth involves removing any decayed or damaged tooth structure and shaping the tooth in preparation for the new crown. Once the tooth is ready, an impression is made using dental putty and this is sent to the laboratory to act as a mould for the new crown. The crown can then be made and returned to us. We usually fit the new crown around two weeks after the first session.

Once the crown is in place, we will check it at every routine dental appointment and if you have any troubles, just simply call and book an appointment. Crowns are hard-wearing, but they are susceptible to damage just like natural teeth, so it’s really important to take good care of them.

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!

Classic Crowns in the City of Leeds

Monday, November 5th, 2012

So, you come through tooth decay with a narrow squeak. You’ve had the root canal done and now it’s time to have a crown fitted OR you’ve just come through tooth loss, had an implant placed and now it’s time to have a crown fitted…..we could go on but the point is that a crown is used to replace anything that may have been lost and there is a reason for having one fitted. The way your jaws close together is important to keep true otherwise you will put extra stress on the joints of the jaw and over time, they can fail. There are three basic types to choose from, although if you have the inclination, a dentist will make one up from whatever material you like. Gold and porcelain-over-metal crowns are built for strength, so this would be the probable choice to replace a tooth that has to withstand a lot of work, like chewing or biting. Hence these types would normally be placed at the back of the mouth (gold however, people like to show off and so you will often see them at the front as well). Porcelain looks more natural to the general status quo of the mouth, so when it comes to replacing an incisor, pure porcelain would be used at the front to mirror the rest of your teeth. You will find dentists all over the city of Leeds that can fit them so it’s best to shop around first