Devonshire Dental Care in Glasgow offers a full crown service.
Devonshire Dental Care has the benefit of having our veneers, crowns and dental bridges made on site by a UK renowned Glasgow dental laboratory. As a result we can have the dental technician at the chair side if required during the preparation and fit phases of the treatments which can be of massive importance. Any changes, special requests or tooth shape and shade preferences can be discussed and implemented with the direct involvement of the patient and ceramist. This helps create the best result possible in each situation.
what exactly is a crown?
Also known as a cap, a crown is a fitting that is placed over the remaining portion of a natural tooth. Crowns are ideal for teeth that have been weakened by fillings, broken or become decayed, and possess the shape and strength of a natural tooth.
why might i need to get a crown?
A crown will be a good option if your teeth have become discoloured, become weakened due to a large filling or broken through trauma. Crowns are also ideal for teeth after root canal treatment and for helping a bridge or denture to stay securely in place.
what are they made from?
Crowns can be made from a number of materials. The most common types are porcelain crowns bonded onto a metal base, porcelain bonded to a Zirconia base, all porcelain crowns and all metal crowns. Each type is varied in appearance and strength, with all metal crowns being the most durable and porcelain crowns looking the most natural in colour.
what kind of tooth preparation is needed for a crown?
The tooth will be shaved down, with the majority of the outer surface being removed, leaving a strong stub base. The amount of tooth removed will depend on how thick the crown is, so that the size of the false fitting can be accommodated. Once the natural tooth is shaped and filed down, a mould impression will be taken by your dentist. These mould impressions will be given to a dental technician who will then manufacture your individual crown. They will use the moulds of your teeth to make sure the crown fits before sending it back to your dentist.
will a dental crown be noticeable?
A crown will be crafted to look exactly like your natural teeth, including shape and colour shade, so that it is indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth when you smile. When your crown is being crafted you will be fitted with a plastic temporary crown to wear. These temporary crowns may be noticeable, but it will only be for a short period of time until your permanent crown is ready.
how long is the treatment period?
Fitting a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist, with the first visit addressing preparation and the second visit addressing the fitting of the crown. The period between the two visits is likely to be around two weeks.
how long will a crown usually last for?
Dental crowns in Glasgow are of the highest standard, but, as with your natural teeth, the lifespan of a crown will depend entirely on how well they are cared for. The crown material cannot decay but the area around the edge of the crown can, causing the structure of the crown to be endangered. If you look after your crown it will last for many years; potentially up to fifteen years.
will it feel different than my natural tooth?
A crown may feel noticeably different to start with; however, within a few days, this noticeable feeling will disappear. If it continues to be a discomfort then the dentist that fitted it can adjust it.
how are post crowns different?
These are fitted after a tooth has been root filled. Usually made of steel or gold, this fitting is cemented into the root canal with the other end holding the crown securely in place. The method is described as a double-ended “post.”
One of the most difficult challenges a dentist can face is matching a single front crown to a set of natural teeth. The technicians have had some fantastic results doing this. Can you tell which tooth here is a Procera Crown?
Its the patient’s upper front left tooth.Return to the Dental Treatments page