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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.

Meet the Different Types of Crown

Friday, May 20th, 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, all of which improves the quality of treatment received by the patient.

What are crowns made from?

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 option, 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 celebrities, gold crowns have achieved a certain ‘bling’ aesthetic credibility, which is unlikely to attract more conservatively minded patients.

When is a crown used?

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.

All About the Crown Fitting Procedure

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

529808_blogAt City Dental Leeds we pride ourselves in delivering first class crown treatment and use the best materials around to create strong, healthy and beautiful teeth. We work with highly skilled technicians and our dentists have extensive experience in fitting crowns, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

All about crowns

Crowns are dental restorations used to strengthen a broken or decayed tooth. They sit over the top of the tooth and are commonly placed following an accident, injury or root canal treatment.

Crowns can be made from various materials, including metals and ceramics. We often recommend porcelain, as it is strong and produces beautifully natural aesthetics. With a porcelain crown, it’s impossible to tell the difference between the natural tooth and the crown.

How is a crown fitted?

Crowning treatment usually involves two sessions in cases where hand-crafted crowns are used. The first session is used to plan treatment and create an impression to be used as the mould for the new crown. This impression is made using dental putty once the tooth has been prepared and shaped. The aim of the preparation stage is to remove any decayed tissue and re-shape the tooth. Once the mould has been created, it is sent away to the laboratory where the new crown is made by experienced dental technicians. The second stage of treatment involves fitting the new crown and this usually takes place around two weeks later. Fitting the crown involves placing the crown over the top of the tooth and securing it firmly.

Once it’s in place, it’s important to look after your crown. Care for it in the same way as your natural teeth and take care when playing sport or eating hard foods. Crowns last up to five years and your dentist will check your crowns and fillings every time you have a routine dental check-up.

What is a Dental Cap?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

2823674_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we are proud to offer an extensive range of restorative treatments including dental caps, which are also known as crowns. Crowns are nicknamed caps because they sit over the tooth in a similar way to how a cap sits on your head. We are able to offer same-day CEREC crown treatment or traditional hand-crafted crowns.

What are crowns and why would I need one?

Crowns, or caps, are dental restorations that sit on top of the natural tooth structure to add strength and stability. You may be advised to have a new crown if you have an infected or injured tooth, you have fractured your tooth, you have had root canal treatment or you are having tooth replacement treatment in the form of implant treatment. Crowns can be made from ceramics and metals and they should last for several years.

Crown treatment is designed to add strength to a weakened tooth and the procedure also helps to reduce the risk of an infection spreading through the tooth, as harmful bacteria and decayed tissue are removed prior to the placement of the new crown.

CEREC same-day crown treatment

We offer a choice of CEREC same-day treatment and hand-crafted crown treatment. With CEREC, we use advanced technology to design, create and fit new restorations, including crowns, in a single day. CEREC uses the latest software and milling machinery to design and manufacture new restorations within minutes and this enables us to offer quick, simple and hassle-free treatment.

Traditional crown treatment

We also offer traditional crown treatment, which involves creating impressions of the teeth and sending them away to a dental laboratory, where the crown is made by highly skilled dental technicians. The process usually takes around 2 weeks and the tooth is prepared prior to the new crown being placed; a temporary crown may be fitted between the two appointments.


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.

Perfection with Porcelain Crowns in Leeds

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Tooth decay is a thorny subject and not a very nice one at all in Leeds. Once an infection has got inside, you may be able to save the tooth or you may lose it. In both situations, the fitting of a porcelain crown may well be required. If a root canal has saved the tooth, you will need a crown to be fitted in order to give the tooth back its shape and size again. In the case of losing a tooth, again a crown can be attached to a dental implant or be found in a dental bridge. In doing this, you can have a crown designed from pretty much any material you fancy, but the most preferable one would be made from porcelain, as it is not only the closest material that matches the enamel on your teeth, but it is a beautiful material in its own right. Where you have the crown placed however will determine exactly the way the porcelain crown is made. The rear of your mouth has to withstand a lot of chewing forces going through it and so the crown needs to be strong: in this scenario, a crown made from porcelain-over-metal will be able to cope with the stresses. If the crown is placed at the front of your mouth, you can get away with a weaker one made entirely from porcelain. In either case, crowns help to restore not only your look, but retain the health of your occlusion as well- the way your teeth bite together.