Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth, improve the appearance of teeth, and protect weak teeth from further damage. A crown is often used to protect the tooth after root canal treatment.
- Preserve your natural teeth
- Make teeth look whiter
- Protect tooth after root canal
- Completed in two visits
- Convenient appointment times
- Long-lasting restoration
The dental crown process can be divided into three steps: preparing the tooth, making the crown, and placing the crown. This popular cosmetic and restorative procedure can be completed in just two visits.
The dental crown procedure
A crown is used to protect the natural tooth structure after a restoration such as a root canal. It can also be used to conceal discolouration that cannot be fixed with teeth whitening. It's a restorative procedure because it restores function to the tooth, but it is also cosmetic because it can improve the appearance of your smile. The dental crown procedure includes three different stages:
- Preparing the tooth. If you need a root canal, we will complete this stage of the treatment first. We will then take impressions of your tooth to create the crown.
- Porcelain crowns are made in a lab. They are made from digital 3D scans to ensure a perfect fit.
- The final stage of the treatment involves bonding the crown to the tooth, creating a secure seal. This will allow you to eat, smile and speak with confidence again.
Why our patients choose us
At Tarporley Dental Centre, we take a patient-first approach to dental care. As your friendly local dentists we are here to care for smiles of all ages. With Denplan, you can spread the cost of caring for your smile, allowing you to enjoy premium care that fits your budget.
Your treatment journey
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During your initial consultation, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about the procedure and make sure it is the right choice for you.
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To help you spread the cost of cosmetic treatment, we offer interest-free payment plans on most procedures.
We start by taking digital and physical impressions of your teeth which are then sent to a lab to create your porcelain crown.
Preparing the teeth
During your second visit, the teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to make space for the crown.
Placing your crown
The crown is attached firmly in place using a special dental cement. Your restoration is now complete.
Aftercare and support
We'll help you to care for your crown and keeping it safe from damage with our comprehensive aftercare advice.
Frequently asked questions
A dental crown is a type of dental restoration that can be used to repair a tooth that is damaged, decayed or misshapen. It can also be used to support a dental bridge or cover a dental implant.
Dental crowns are a popular treatment because they offer many benefits. With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years and can greatly improve the appearance of your smile. In addition, dental crowns can help to protect your teeth from further damage and decay. Talk to your dentist about whether a dental crown is right for you.
With proper care, a dental crown can last for many years. However, it is important to note that crowns are not permanent and may eventually need to be replaced. With the right care, your dental crown should last 10-30 years.
To care for your dental crown, you should brush and floss regularly as you would with your natural teeth. You should also visit your dentist at least once a year to ensure that the crown is still in good condition. In addition, it is important to avoid biting down on hard objects or using your teeth to open any packaging.
Like all types of dental treatment, there are certain risks associated with dental crowns. These may include infection, tooth sensitivity, dental decay or the crown becoming loose. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you have about the risks of dental crowns and how they can be minimized during your treatment.
The recovery process from dental crown treatment is usually very quick. In most cases, you will be able to resume your normal activities on the same day as your treatment. However, it is important to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Looking for cosmetic treatments?
Alongside our general dental care, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to help transform your smile. Whiten your teeth, achieve a straighter smile or replace missing teeth with modern and innovative cosmetic dentistry.
Explore our treatments
A dental filling helps to restore a tooth after a cavity. We offer white composite fillings for a more aesthetic finish.
Replace a missing tooth and conceal minor imperfections in your smile with a porcelain dental bridge.
Root canal procedure can help to save a natural tooth from advanced decay, prevent further pain and avoid extraction.
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