Cosmetic Dentistry

Crowns

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Dental crowns are used to restore damaged teeth and may be made of porcelain, zirconium or gold. At Philip Sommereux and Associates, we invest in the latest technologies for custom-making of crowns that look just like natural teeth.

Strengthening tooth structure

Teeth that are chipped, fractured, broken off, cracked or worn may be treated with a dental crown to reinforce their structure. By strengthening existing teeth with dental restorations, plaque and bacteria are less likely to infiltrate tooth structure, causing further cavities and infection. Dental crowns are generally used instead of dental composite when larger tooth surfaces need restoring. With proper care, crowns may last between ten and fifteen years.

Capping of tooth cusps

The process of making a dental restoration involves the dentist taking a dental impression and/or digital images of the tooth or teeth to be treated. The specifications of the impression and images are used in designing and making of a dental crown to uniquely fit each person’s dental structure. Dental crowns may be placed as caps over the top of teeth or tooth cusps that are worn down over time, from teeth grinding, enamel erosion or other abrasion.

Replacing missing teeth

Traditional bridges used to fill tooth gaps may anchor an artificial tooth restoration to crowns on either side of the tooth gap. The crowns allow the artificial tooth to be fixed in place to complete a dental arch. Dental implants may be used to secure crowns for replacing one or more missing teeth. Porcelain crowns secured by dental bridge or dental implants appear as normal as existing teeth for a beautiful looking smile.

Choosing dental crowns

After assessing your needs, the dentist will recommend a range of tooth restoration choices to suit your needs, including crowns. If you wish to have more information about dental crowns, give us a call on 02380 612487 or book online for an appointment.

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