Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth, which are heavily broken down, weakened by decay/large fillings or root canal treatment.
The crown fits over the remaining tooth to add strength and give it the shape and contour of a natural tooth.
Modern crowns can be made from many different materials. These can be Gold, metal alloys, porcelain or zirconia. They can even be made for a combination of metal and porcelain to provide strength and that natural appearance. There are advantages and disadvantages to each material, which your dentist can go through with you.
Crowns are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease. Ceramic may still fracture on grinding and clenching as well as chewing on particularly hard foods e.g. Ice. Daily brushing and flossing are crucial for preserving good oral health around the crown.
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.