Do you have a discoloured filling or a heavily worn down tooth and would like to improve the appearance of your smile? Our dental teams in Clarkston, Paisley, Bridge of Weir, Houston and Edinburgh can transform your teeth and bring back the sparkle to your smile. One of the best ways to restore decayed, broken or worn down teeth is by placing a dental crown.
Dental crowns are one of the top treatments in dentistry - as a matter of fact, they are amongst the most popular forms of dental restoration, and they are commonly bonded to the natural tooth using special materials.
What is a crown?
A dental crown can be described as a tooth shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over the remaining part of your natural tooth. It helps to prevent teeth from gum diseases, maintain good oral health and protect other teeth.
When a tooth is mostly made of filling, or is heavily broken down, the best option for restoring it is by placing a crown. A dental crown can protect your tooth from various oral health problems and diseases such as gingivitis, decay and gum infections. The main benefits of dental crowns are listed below.
• A crown can restore a worn down, decayed and heavily broken tooth.
• It can protect a weak or cracked tooth from breaking.
• A dental crown can support and cover a tooth with a large filling.
• A crown can cover a severely discoloured and misshapen tooth.
Traditionally crowns have been made from metal and would have porcelain layer on a top to try to give a natural looking tooth effect. Because the metal from the crown is dark grey, generally this would be seen through the porcelain in particular around the gum line. You may have a crown that looks like this already or know someone who does.
The reason that crowns were traditionally made from the metal was to provide support for the weak porcelain on the top.
At Brite Dental we use the most up to date technologies and materials offering you a stronger, healthier metal free alternative. Not only is this stronger but it actually looks like a natural tooth. Just look at the photographs in our case studies to see the difference.