Who can benefit from crown treatment?
Crowns may be beneficial for people that have large cavities or extensive decay, as well as patients that have undergone root canal treatment. Crowns may also be used for cosmetic reasons, to enhance the appearance of the teeth. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, including precious metals, porcelain and alloys of metal and ceramic materials. Most people choose to have porcelain crowns because they look natural and blend in with rest of the teeth.
What does the treatment involve?
During the procedure to fort a crown, the tooth must be prepared first. The preparation stage involves cleaning the tooth, removing decay and bacteria from the tooth and reshaping the tooth. Once the tooth has been prepared we will take an impression of the tooth and send it away to the dental laboratory, where the new crown will be manufactured. Once the crown has been returned it can be fitted and cemented to the tooth provided you are happy with it.
If crowns are well looked after, they can last around 15 years. This involves treating the tooth as a normal tooth and brushing, flossing and rinsing regularly.
(Swiss Cottage/Belsize Park):
4 Bray Tower,
London, NW3 3JX
Nearest underground stations are Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) and Chalk Farm (Northern Line) - access to Bray Dental from Adelaide Road (opposite Co-op) and Fellows Road.
Tel: 020 7722 6000
Mon - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tues 9:00am - 5:30pm
Weds - 9am - 7pm
Thurs 9 am - 5:30pm
Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Sat 9am - 1:30pm
(late visits on Mon and Wed)