Crowns are a popular form of treatment for broken or damaged teeth from a cosmetic dentist in Manchester, such as at Smylife. They are commonly known as ‘caps’ and are a type of replacement tooth which fits over a damaged tooth to create a uniform appearance with the surrounding teeth.
What is a crown made of?
Crowns from a cosmetic dentist in Manchester are often made from porcelain, ceramic and sometimes even gold. Sometimes they are also made from a combination of several different materials, such as the fusion of several metals and a porcelain casing.
Ceramic crowns are often considered superior and have a natural looking appearance that fits in well with the surrounding teeth. They are also ideal for people with metal allergies.
The advantages of crowns
There are several benefits to choosing a crown from a cosmetic dentist in Manchester. They can repair a damaged or broken tooth that has arisen because of an accident or injury. As well as this, they can repair the damage caused by teeth grinding (known as bruxism) and strengthen the tooth after root canal treatment.
They also add extra protection to a tooth after a large filling and prevent the further spread of decay in a weakened tooth. Crowns improve the appearance of damaged teeth and can last for up to 15 years with the proper care and maintenance.
How is a crown fitted?
This procedure is performed by a cosmetic dentist in Manchester under a local anaesthetic. It involves two stages and is similar to the procedure for having veneers fitted.
The first stage involves the dentist preparing the tooth. The dentist will clean the tooth before reshaping it with a small drill. Next, the dentist will make a mould of the teeth, which is used to craft the crown. During the second stage the dentist will place the crown over the tooth. They will check the fitting and positioning of it before fixing it securely in place with dental cement.
Once the procedure is complete a dentist will advise patients on how to take care of their crown. This largely involves treating it just as any other natural tooth, with a diligent daily oral hygiene routine.