Crowns – When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted onto the tooth. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other metals, acrylic resin, or an amalgam (a mix) of these materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance, although they tend to be less durable than other materials. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a bright, healthy smile.
We are delighted to be able to provide our patients with world leading Cerec Cad Cam technology, which enables us to provide porcelain crowns and onlays to our patients in one practice visit. The investment we have made in this cutting-edge technology means that our patients can enjoy tooth-coloured restorations from our highly trained dentists, without having to wait for a dental lab to create the crown.
If you have only one missing tooth, a crown on a dental implant is probably your best choice. The dental implant is set into the jaw bone and provides the foundation for a dental crown. The artificial tooth root is generally placed in your jawbone on one visit, and then its left for a few months to fuse, before a second appointment with the dentist, where the implant and crown are then screwed into it, fixing the gap in your smile.
In my line of work, my smile is everything. That’s why I trust Wickford Dental Health Centre with all my cosmetic dentistry. Their experience and reputation is well deserved.