How Dental Crowns in London can help you improve your smile
A dental crown is a 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.
What are crowns made of?
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.
Dental Crowns London FAQs
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you want to feel confident that the solution you’re investing in will last many years. After all, it would be a waste of money otherwise! The good news is that dental crowns in London have the ability to last upwards of 15 years with proper care, making them a worthwhile investment. It’s important to note that this is an average lifespan, and results can differ from patient to patient. However, that said, there are things you can do to help preserve your dental crowns, including wearing a night guard and avoiding particularly hard or crunchy foods which could cause damage. On top of this, it is of course vital that you maintain a good oral hygiene routine and attend routine appointments with the dentist.
It’s no secret that dental work can be pricey, especially when it comes to completely transforming how your smile looks. Here at Ravenscourt Dental, we’re committed to offering competitive prices for all of our treatments, with transparent fees so you can budget better. Our dental crowns start from £950, but it’s worth noting that we do offer finance options to help make your treatment more affordable.
Whilst dental crowns and veneers can both transform the look and feel of your teeth, the two are different. The main difference is that veneers are usually used solely to enhance the appearance of your teeth, whilst dental crowns can also protect your natural tooth where it’s required. This makes them a better solution where there is a damaged tooth which needs additional protection.
No, dental crowns cannot benefit from tooth whitening treatment because they aren’t made from the same material as your natural teeth. This means that if you’re thinking of having dental crowns in London fitted, but feel like you’d benefit from a whiter smile, you should opt to whiten your teeth before receiving dental crown treatment.
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: [email protected].