Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are artificial restorations that are fixed to the remainder of a broken tooth, resuming natural shape. all whilst strengthening the tooth in the process. Crowns are most commonly made from either metal or porcelain and metal, with each material varying in longevity. Should you need treatment, Etwall Dental Practice dentists will fit you two types of crowns. The first, a temporary crown, will soon be replaced by a permanent crown in a follow-up appointment.
When do you need a dental crown?
There are a number of reasons a patient can require a dental crown. The first, is to protect the tooth. Not only are crowns necessary to protect against decay, but they also protect against teeth breaking and can play a vital part in holding together damaged teeth. The prominence of a crown’s support is also highlighted in its ability to hold a dental bridge in place, helping restore your smile. Should you require root canal treatment, crowns are effective in covering teeth following the procedure, as added protection from tooth decay.
When does a dental crown need to be replaced?
It’s crucial you maintain your regular oral health once a dental crown has been fitted. Whilst the crown itself cannot decay, the area where the edge of the crown joins the tooth can. We therefore recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, as well as flossing regularly. In doing so, you’ll be able to maximise the life of your crown. Most patients find that, with proper care, crowns can last between five to eight years.
Dental crowns are excellent options if you find your teeth are damaged, malformed or heavily stained. If you find yourself with any of these issues, we welcome you to Contact Us and book a consultation, so we can help you restore the confidence you once had in your smile. If you’d like to find out how the dental crown treatment works, take a look at our dedicated Crowns page.Back to blog
Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.
Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.
From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.
Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.
We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.
This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.
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