Dental bacteria and plaque silently damage the enamel and dentin of your teeth before painfully attacking the dental pulp and dental chamber. When this occurs you will usually require root canal treatment to cleanse the tooth and restore its strength using dental crowns.
Strengthening a tooth following root canal treatment is one use of dental crowns, but there are other instances when a tooth may require the extra strength of a crown including following an accident or to seal off a tooth cavity, which could lead to an infected tooth.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, or a cap as it is also known, is a dental restorative that sits on top of your damaged tooth, to make it whole again. Every crown at Devonshire Square Dental Studio is made using the very finest materials, which mimic the appearance and feel of your own natural teeth.
For the majority of teeth we use tooth-coloured porcelain, but we can also use gold and other metals to strengthen the biting teeth at the back of the mouth, which may require extra support.
How is a dental crown fitted?
To fit a dental crown first a small portion of the tooth’s surface must be removed, to make room for the crown and to provide the ideal surface for the crown to bond with. After this an impression will be made of your tooth and sent to a dental laboratory along with the colour match for your tooth.
Generally the creation of a dental crown takes about 2 weeks, during which time you will have to wear a temporary crown.
Once your crown has arrived you will return to the practice to have it fitted. You may have a post to hold your crown in place, or the tooth may only require dental adhesive if it isn’t too badly damaged. The tooth will then be buffed and polished and your new crown will be fitted, with the treatment available for all patients in Central London and beyond.