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Do you care for your Crown?

do you care for your crown


Are you looking for a natural looking smile which is both secure and great looking? Crowns can help to redesign your smile and give you a brand new look. They can also be the answer to fixing teeth which are chipped or would look vastly improved with a little extra help.

Porcelain crowns can even be a better choice than dental veneers in some cases, whilst being equally as secure – lasting on average for around 10-15 years if looked after properly.

At Woodborough House, we specialise in using all-ceramic porcelain crowns for cosmetic reasons to help enhance your smile and make your teeth look as naturally as possible.  These are known as ‘dental caps’ and these can be considered to help with an aesthetic restoration.

Getting your crowns made

Getting a crown fitted can involve two appointments for a single crown and more appointments for more complex aesthetic work which needs completing. Initially you will have an appointment to make a digital impression of the teeth and prepare it and the second appointment will then involve fitting the crowns into place.

You will usually have a hygienist appointment first so we can be sure you have good oral hygiene before going ahead with the treatment. In some cases root canal treatment may be necessary, which is usually carried out before getting the impressions for the crowns.

Secure Porcelain Crowns

Once your new porcelain crowns are fitted you’ll find that they’re very secure as they are bonded on and can last on average for around 10-15 years. This means they’re fairly sturdy given the average wear that teeth go through on a daily basis.

Not only will they feel secure but they’ll also look completely natural – unlike some metal crowns which have simply been fused with porcelain – which have reportedly shown dark gum lines over time. Here at Woodborough House you can feel assured that we only use the metal crowns where space requirements (or a lack of) demand this.

Caring for your crowns

To ensure that your crowns last as long as possible, it’s vital you look after them. This can be achieved with regular check-ups and a good oral hygiene programme. Things to avoid include a sugary diet and excessive grinding of the teeth – as well as misuse of the teeth such as opening beer bottles with your front teeth for example.

If you’re thinking about getting porcelain ceramic crowns, think of it as an investment in your smile and oral health, especially if you dislike or feel embarrassed by your chipped or damaged set of teeth. For more information about porcelain veneers, please give us a call on 0118 984 3108 where our friendly team will be happy to help discuss your requirements.

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