Dental Crowns in Bromley
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What Types of Dental Crowns are Available?
Metal Bonded to Porcelain: Metal bonded to porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges, consist of two parts – a metal or metal alloy core that is directly attached to the tooth’s structure, and an outer layer of porcelain that gives the restoration a natural tooth appearance – These restorations provide a combination of strength and improved aesthetics from the porcelain outer layer.
All-Ceramic: All-ceramic restorations for dental crowns and dental bridges are considered the top choice for closely resembling natural teeth. These restorations mimic natural teeth by allowing light to pass through and be reflected. Ceramic restorations are generally crafted in a laboratory using multiple layers of ceramic to achieve the texture and translucency of natural teeth. Alternatively, they can be made from a single block of ceramic with the help of CAD/CAM technology.
Zirconium: Zirconium dental crowns and dental bridges, surpass all-ceramic and metal bonded to porcelain restorations in terms of strength and durability. Zirconia, is virtually indestructible even in extreme biting or chewing forces. Although zirconium restorations can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth, they lack the translucency of all-ceramic restorations.
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What Conditions Can a Dental Crown help with?
Weak Tooth: A single tooth can become weak due to factors like tooth decay, trauma or after root canal treatment. To protect the tooth and prevent further damage or infection, a dental crown could be an ideal solution.
Broken Tooth: If you have a broken tooth resulting from a strong impact, such as during contact sports, a dental crown can also be used to restore your tooth
Tooth with a Large Filling: A weakened tooth with a large cavity or filling may become very weak and as such a dental crown can strengthen and protect the underlying tooth.
Severely Worn Tooth: Excessive teeth grinding may cause severe tooth wear. To prevent further deterioration our dentists at Shmile may reccomend a dental crown to be placed over the worn tooth
Crowns on Dental Implants: When a tooth is lost and replaced with a dental implant, a dental crown is attached to the implant.
Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Shmile Dentist Bromley. We will assess your condition and recommend the best treatment option.
Dental Crown FAQ
Unlike natural teeth, dental crowns cannot be whitened with traditional teeth whitening methods. The color of a dental crown is normally permanent.
Yes, dental veneers coud be an alternative to dental crowns to improve the appearance of teeth with minor imperfections, while dental bonding may be suitable for small areas of damage or discoloration. However, if a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, a dental crown is often the most effective and long-lasting solution.
Yes, you can eat normally with a dental crown. Dental crowns are designed to be strong and durable, allowing you to bite and chew just like you would with your natural teeth. However, it is recommended to avoid biting down on extremely hard foods or objects that can potentially damage the crown.
Yes, smoking can potentially stain dental crowns over time. While dental crowns are typically resistant to staining and discoloration, certain habits, such as smoking, can contribute to the discoloration of dental restorations, including crowns. It is importnat therefore to have regular hygiene appointments including, possibly, AirFlow dental poishing.