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Dental CrownsDental crowns are used widely in modern dentistry for many purposes from cosmetic to structural.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Below you can see some of our full mouth makeover case studies that were achived by dental crowns.

See the following for more information:

Why is a Dental Crown Needed?

A dental crown may be needed when at least one of the following occurs: to protect a weak tooth, restore a broken tooth, hold a dental bridge, cover a misshapen or discoloured tooth or a dental implant. …

What Types of Dental Crown Materials are Available?

Permanent crowns can be either all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, all ceramic or all porcelain. Metals used in crowns include gold alloy, other alloys (for example, palladium) or a base-metal alloy (for example, nickel or chromium). Compared with other crown types, less tooth structure needs to be removed with metal crowns, …

What Steps are Involved in Preparing a Tooth for a Dental Crown?

Preparing a tooth for a dental crown usually requires two visits – the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown. Examining and preparing the tooth. At the first visit, your dentist may take a few x-rays to check the roots of …

How Should I Care for Temporary Dental Crowns?

Because temporary dental crowns are just that ­ a temporary fix until a permanent crown is ready; most dentists suggest that you avoid sticky, chewy foods, minimize the use of the crown and carry out side flossing. …

What Problems Could Develop With a Dental Crown?

Your newly crowned tooth may be sensitive immediately after the procedure as the anaesthesia begins to wear off. If the tooth that has been crowned still has a nerve in it, you may experience some hot and cold sensitivity. Your dentist may recommend that you brush your teeth with a tooth …

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

On average, dental crowns last between 10 and 15 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits …

Does a Crowned Tooth Require any Special Care?

Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.

Case Study – Acid erosion

Russell Fraser’s teeth had been damaged by a teeth whitening product that he purchased on the internet and the excessive consumption of soft drinks and fruit juices. He urgently needed …

Case Study – Staining and protrusion

Unhappy with her uneven teeth and missing UL2 our client decided to travel to Budapest for cosmetic treatment which was achieved with a metal free zircon bridge and Zoom 1 hour …

Case Study – Decayed and discoloured teeth

Decay and discolouration badly aged our client’s smile, therefore she was determined to undergo a smile makeover which brightened and straightened her smile with a combination of zircon metal free dental …

Case Study – Front crowns and dental implants

Longing for brighter and more pleasing smile our client decided to travel to Budapest for a smile makeover. Replacing the molar teeth and the old and multicolour crowns, a fully revitalised …