How Dental Crowns can help you improve your smile

A dental crown is specially designed, tooth-shaped protective sleeve placed over broken, weak, discoloured or heavily-filled teeth.

A crown is a popular treatment because it strengthens teeth, is extremely durable and also improves the aesthetics of your smile.

Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials depending on your individual needs. The most popular choice is a complete porcelain crown, which is strong and looks like a natural tooth.

Other options include bonded crowns, metal covered in porcelain, or complete metal crowns. Our dentist will review these choices with you to help you decide on the correct treatment option, by also outlining their benefits and drawbacks.

Once you have decided on the type of crown you need, your dentist will trim the tooth and take a mould. The mould will then be sent to a specialist laboratory to be custom made for you.

The bespoke crown will be returned to your dentist within three weeks and put in place with a special adhesive, making it look and feel just like a real tooth.

A crown needs to be cared for just like any other tooth and requires regular cleaning and flossing. However with the correct oral health regime your crown can last for up to 10 years.

Have you been advised to have a crown? Would you like an opinion on whether this is the right option for you? Contact Ravenscourt Dental Practice now on 020 8748 4023 or email: team@rdpholistic.co.uk.