Crowns in Brentwood
A crown is a protective cap over a tooth that’s held in place by dental adhesive, or cement. Crowns are used to protect badly decayed or damaged teeth, to permanently restore teeth with large fillings, or to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing, irregular shape or severe discoloration.
They can be made from plastic, ceramic or metal alloys, or a combination of metal and ceramic to maximise strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth.
Your dentist will advise you on the choice of material, and talk you through the procedure, which takes place over a series of three appointments.
The steps to make your crown
1st Appointment – in the first appointment, the dentist will take x-rays and conduct a thorough clinical examination. At Talbot Dental we will always explain to you all the options available to help fix your teeth.
2nd Appointment – In the second appointment, you’ll usually be given a local anaesthetic so that the tooth you’re having crowned can be adjusted, to make space for the crown to be fitted. The dentist will then make a mould of the tooth, which is used to make the crown. The dentist will fit you with a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being made.
3rd Appointment – In your third appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth surfaces. The completed crown will then be tried for fit, harmony with the bite and appearance. Finally, the crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth with dental cement.
Crown Home Care
Once you have had your crown fitted, you need to take care and attention to ensure its longevity. Inadequate oral hygiene can result in damage or decay, becoming a major problem if not addressed. To help ensure your bridge stays in good condition and lasts a long time, follow these home care instructions: