Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 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