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
Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.
Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.
We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.
Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.
We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Etwall Dental Team