A crown is effectively a custom made ‘cap’ that covers the tooth in order to protect its structure. These are hand crafted by highly skilled technicians at a dental laboratory in order to reproduce the colour and shape of the original tooth.
The Benefits of fitting Dental Crowns
Use of dental crowns can restore the natural look of missing or damaged teeth. Garden Square Dental use Porcelain and Zirconia crowns that recreate the look of normal healthy teeth allowing patients to restore a healthy, bright smile. This often helps to boost self confidence after tooth loss. Stain resistant. Dental crowns made of porcelain are stain resistant and designed to keep their appearance throughout their use.
Dental crowns are designed to last from 5 to 15 years. Their lifespan depends very much on how you look after them. If you are not prone to excessive teeth clenching or grinding your crown will last you a lot longer.
Crowns are a fixed entitiy. Dentures are prone to shifting and sliding in the mouth, unlike a crown which is held securely in place. Normally a crown is either cemented over your damaged tooth or implant, or fixed in place as part of a dental bridge, ensuring there is no slip or movement.
Restorative and protective. A crown will restore the natural look and feel of a real tooth, not only allowing you to chew food properly,and improve speech impediments caused by tooth loss, but also to protect decayed or damaged teeth. A crown can also be used to cap and encase teeth acting as a shield to prevent further decay or tooth loss.
Comfort –Crowns are always a better long-term choice over over full or partial dentures, which often cause pain and discomfort for the user, as they sit on top of the jawbone and gums, where they can shift in the mouth and irritate the users gums, unlike a crown which is fixed in position.
No more speech problems. Patients with ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth often suffer with speech impediments in the way of slurred speech or a lisp. Restoring missing teeth with crowns can help a patient once again speak confidently, with no dental impediments.