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Dental crowns are a type of filling that is used to cap damaged or decayed teeth.

They are often placed above and around your natural tooth, strengthening it so that it doesn’t fall out or deteriorate further. The best part? They are invisible, so there’s no need to worry about an odd-looking smile! If you live in Bexleyheath, Kent or the surrounding areas and need dental crowns, look no further than Sky Dental Clinic.

Dental crowns are also known as caps because they cover up all but a small portion of your tooth. Dental crowns are an effective solution to a host of dental issues and can make your smile look better than ever.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are caps that are placed over teeth that have been damaged by cavities, cracks, or fractures. They provide extra strength and support to help protect weakened tooth enamel from more damage. Dental crowns can be uncomfortable for some people to wear at first but often become less so as they become accustomed to them. There are a few reasons why your dentist might recommend a crown, including restoring form and function to teeth that have been damaged due to decay or trauma, providing support to teeth that are weak or decayed, or making room for dental implants.

What are dental crowns usually made of?

Dental crowns, also called caps, are custom-fit to your teeth for a comfortable fit. Like a cap on a tooth, dental crowns can be made of porcelain (to make them more resistant to staining), gold, or other metals. Although they look like fake teeth from a distance, dental crowns only cover and protect natural teeth.

How are dental crowns applied?

Your first step will be to meet with our dentist, who will examine your mouth and determine whether you would benefit from having a crown placed on one or more of your teeth. You will need to have a mould taken off your mouth so that it can be crafted specifically for you. Afterwards, you’ll visit with your dentist again to get impressions taken of your gums and bite. Your dentist will send the impression to a lab to make the crown. They may use X-rays or other imaging technology to ensure there isn’t any hidden damage present in your mouth before recommending treatment. Book an appointment with one of our dentists to get started.

Does getting a crown hurt?

Getting a dental crown may seem like an intimidating procedure, but with today’s advancements in technology, and improved anaesthesia options, there’s very little to fear. Most patients are so relaxed during their treatment that they barely feel anything at all. The real key is talking to your dentist before starting your treatment. That way, you can minimise any potential discomfort before it happens. Let Sky Dental Clinic give you a beautiful smile!

The cost of crowns at a private dentist in Bexleyheath

Prices will vary due to the different types of crowns available. The cost of dental crowns depends upon the materials used (porcelain, gold, zirconia etc.) and whether it’s at the front or the back of your mouth. Commonly, front teeth crowns cost a little more than back teeth. This is because they are generally considered more cosmetic and, therefore, time-consuming to make to achieve the natural look. There are pros and cons to each material. We recommend booking a consultation to chat with our dentists to find out which one suits you best!

When should you replace your crowns?

If your crown has fallen out or suffered extensive damage, you will need your crown replaced. If you decide to get porcelain crowns, they are stronger than any other material for cosmetic restorations. This means that porcelain crowns are one of the strongest, and we usually say they should last around 10 years if looked after properly. The one downside of porcelain is that it can chip if you chew hard foods or sweets regularly.

Bad fitting crown symptoms

While most crowns fit well, sometimes it can happen that a crown isn’t quite seated correctly. If you are experiencing pain while chewing on food or soreness in your mouth, then your crown may be poorly fitted. Bad fitting crown symptoms can occur if a dental crown has not been correctly fitted to your tooth, leaving a gap of space between it and where you bite. This causes pressure inside your jaw which could irritate nearby teeth. If you have experienced a badly fitted crown by another dentist, Sky Dental are happy to rectify the issue as we specialise in dental crowns.

How long do dental crowns last?

No dentist can guarantee how long your crowns will last; however, a generic answer would be between 5 – 15 years. The life of your dental crown will depend on how well you take care of it. As with all restorations, a thorough oral hygiene routine is key. It is important to brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice per day and floss daily to prevent cavities and gum disease, which both increase the risk of procedures failing.

How do dental crowns help with teeth grinding?

Dental crowns can cover a tooth which has suffered extensive damage due to grinding, such as being worn down or cracking. Teeth grinding is a common problem that can lead to more serious oral issues in patients with weak teeth and jaws. In these cases, Sky Dental Clinic is happy to help! We may recommend dental crowns because they will protect your natural teeth; however, it is important to know they do not stop grinding; this will need to be treated as well as the crown. Call us to schedule an appointment today and find out what options suit you!

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