Natural dental restorations
Dental cap for your tooth
Restoring teeth with crowns
What are dental crowns?
At Hacton Dental Care we have a range of restorative treatments available for patients who have damaged, broken or chipped teeth. It is easy to damage a tooth through sports injury, dental decay or perhaps an accident or injury which has weakened the tooth. One of our most popular and effective treatments is the use of crown which can also be referred to as a “cap”. A dental crown is normally made from porcelain or gold, or sometime a mixture of the two and fits over the weakened or damaged tooth. The crown works to protect the damaged tooth and provide a strong barrier which will prevent further damage.
Crowns for damaged teeth
Crowns not only work to cover and protect damaged teeth, they also fit in with the natural teeth, as the shade of the material can be customised to blend in with the rest of the teeth. Therefore this can improve facial aesthetics, and give patients the confidence to smile without the worry of how their teeth will look.
Crowns for strength
Crowns are also beneficial for providing increased bite functions. We may avoid using weak or damaged teeth when eating which can put extra pressure on the rest of the teeth. We custom fit the crown so that it fits perfectly over the damaged tooth, protecting and strengthening the tooth below it.
Why do we crown teeth?
The benefits of dental crowns
Having broken or weak teeth can lead many patients to change their lifestyle, especially their eating habits to avoid further damage. But dental crowns can recreate full bite function and patients can go back to eating whatever they like without the worry of more dental injury.
Other benefits of crowns
- They can be used to keep a denture or bridge in position
- They can protect a tooth that has been through root canal treatment
- They can fit over discoloured teeth or teeth that have large fillings
- They provide extra strength and stability
Crowns can also be used with dental implants and provide a natural looking and strong natural tooth replacement. They may also be used instead of an orthodontic treatment to cover twisted or slightly misaligned teeth and gaps. If you would like to find out more about dental implants, why not get in touch with us at Hacton Dental Care in Essex.