Restoring Your Smile With Replacement Crowns
Every tooth has a crown. This is the enamel-covered portion of the tooth that is visible above the gum line. While this is one of the toughest parts of the human body, decay or trauma could impact the integrity of the tooth’s natural crown. When this occurs, we can fit replacement artificial dental crowns, restoring the look and function of your tooth while preventing further damage.
Porcelain dental crowns are caps that seamlessly fit over the remaining damaged portion of your tooth. These beautiful tooth-coloured crowns are skillfully crafted by expert dental technicians to look completely natural and be indistinguishable from your real teeth.
Who Can Have Crowns?
Anyone who has damaged or missing teeth may be a good candidate for dental crowns.
Crowns can be particularly useful in restoring teeth following a root canal treatment, or they can be placed onto dental implants to create a beautiful, rigid, and functional tooth.
Where crowns are positioned on the remaining portion of your tooth, we’ll prepare the way for the replacement cap, so that a firm bond can be achieved between the two.
When being placed above dental implants, you will have already had a titanium abutment implanted into your jaw bone which will act as a replacement root. Usually, the placement of the crown is the final step in a process that will have taken several months.
Caring for Your Crown
As with your natural teeth, you must take care of your crown. While they are artificial and can be very forgiving, just like your real teeth, they can still harbour plaque. Practicing good hygiene is important, and you should also consider having them professionally cleaned.
A crown that is cared for properly could last for around 15 years.
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