At FP Dental, our bespoke crowns are designed to be both beautiful and strong.

Crowns are designed to cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged or had a root canal treatment. They cover the whole tooth surface and can be made out of metal, porcelain, ceramics, or a combination of these materials.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is fitted over your natural tooth. The crown, which is also used in cosmetic dentistry, restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and aesthetics and covers the visible surface of the tooth.

How can I tell if I need a crown?

It is likely that your teeth will become damaged over time. This might be caused by a variety of factors, including tooth decay, trauma, or just constant usage over time. The shape and size of your teeth may also alter with time.

You may require a crown to help with:

  • Keeping a weak (perhaps decaying) tooth from breaking.
  • Repairing a broken or damaged tooth.
  • Supporting a tooth that has a large filling.
  • Keeping a dental bridge in place.
  • To conceal crooked or discoloured teeth.
  • Providing strength to root treated teeth.

How long does a dental crown typically last?

Crowns typically last between ten and fifteen years. Depending on how well you follow oral hygiene routines and how well you care for your mouth, the lifespan of a crown may differ.
Crowns are strong, but personal habits may also shorten their lifespan, such as:

  • Chewing on ice
  • Fingernail biting
  • Opening packaging items
  • Grinding and clenching teeth

What should I expect when getting a crown?

As with all our treatments, your comfort and safety are our first priority. Getting a crown is done in two stages. The first stage is to prepare the tooth, and the second is to fit the crown.

Stage 1 – Preparation

For your comfort and peace of mind, the preparation appointment is carried out under a local anaesthetic so that the area will be completely numb. We will carefully shape the weakened tooth to make space for the crown to fit around the tooth and for a comfortable bite. We will take an impression (mould) of your teeth, and these will be sent to a laboratory where the crown is made and place a temporary crown.

Stage 2 – Fit

After approximately two weeks, you’ll come back to have your crown fitted. We will carefully remove the temporary crown and place the new crown. Once we’ve checked that your bite is correct and that you are happy with the appearance, we will cement the crown in place.

Once the cement has fully set, you’ll have a fully functional, healthy bite again.

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