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Dental restorations to restore your teeth
Crowns, sometimes known as caps, are dental restorations placed over the top of existing damaged teeth to strengthen them and protect them from further damage. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including precious metals, ceramic materials, porcelain and metal alloys fused with porcelain.
Some of the reasons you may need a dental crown include tooth damage or decay, presence of a large cavity, fractured teeth, restoration of a dental implant, root canal treatment or severe tooth wear.
Initially, the affected tooth with be thoroughly cleaned and any decay or damaged tissue removed. The tooth is then prepared for the new crown using an instrument known as a burr to reshape the tooth to allow a stable platform for the crown to sit on. Once the tooth is ready an impression will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory to ensure the new restoration is custom-made and bespoke to you. In the meantime a temporary crown can be fitted. The final crown will be shaped and coloured to match your existing teeth and fitted in place using dental cement.
Crowns are strong and durable but it is important to look after them carefully and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. With the correct maintenance a good quality crown can last for up to 15 years.
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