A crown is a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ that’s placed over the entire visible portion of your tooth. A crown will look, feel and function just like any of your other teeth. The latest advances in ceramic now allow us to create crowns which are indistinguishable from your own natural teeth.
During the appointment at GriDent, we will discuss all your options for creating a beautiful and healthy smile with crowns.
– What are crowns made of?
Crowns can be made from ceramic (such as porcelain), metal (gold, metal alloy), or a combination of both.
Generally, it takes two appointments to prepare and cement a crown. During the first visit, our dentist prepares the tooth to enable an impression to be taken and fits a temporary crown, custom-made by a specialised lab technician according to the instructions. At the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new crown will be cemented into placeWhy do I need a crown?
Sometimes crowns are needed because of aesthetic considerations but mainly it’s due to a lack of remaining tooth structure. Most commonly, a tooth that has a large filling or has sustained a fracture will need a crown.
How long takes the treatment?
Depending on the complexity of the individual case, the placement of dental crowns and bridges usually requires at least two appointments.
Benefits of our dental crown & bridges?
The biggest benefit of dental crown and bridges is the healthy, natural-looking and attractive smile. Having broken or missing teeth affects not only the appearance but also the ability to chew food and speak properly. With a dental crown, the patient will be able to save, protect and strengthen a damaged tooth.
Dental crowns and bridges at GriDent look and feel natural and meet the highest standards of quality. The long list GriDents satisfied clients includes celebrities, famous musicians and fashion models.
What functions will be served by bridges?
A dental bridge is a false tooth or a set of two false teeth built to cover the gap between the existing natural or implanted teeth. A dental bridge serves one of all of the following functions:
• restoration of patient’s ability to chew food
• restoration of proper speech
• restoration of the natural shape of patient’s face
• as a space holder, to prevent existing teeth from moving around and becoming unstable
Reasons for crown treatment
A dental crown, or tooth crown is an encasing that fully covers or “caps” a tooth, and it is used for a variety of reasons including:
• to restore a broken, cracked or worn down tooth
• to cover and strengthening of a tooth that is weak or has a large filling
• to cover a dental implant
• to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth