Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
A crown is a protective cap that encases the visible portion of your tooth that lies above the gum line.
If you have a damaged, misshapen, or heavily stained tooth, a dental crown is an excellent option for restoring its appearance, shape, size, strength and functionality.
A crown can also be used to anchor a bridge, cover an implant, restore a fractured tooth and cover a tooth after a root canal treatment.
Your dentist prepares the tooth and sends an impression to a dental lab to create your bespoke restoration. You will be fitted with a temporary crown.
At your follow-up appointment, your temporary crown is removed, and your permanent crown is cemented in place.
Dental crowns can last for 5-8 years depending on the material you choose but can last much longer with a good oral health regime and regular dental check-ups and hygiene cleanings.
To prolong the life of your crown avoid damaging habits like fingernail biting, chewing ice and teeth grinding.
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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