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Crowns

If you want to improve the appearance or functionality of your teeth, consider dental crowns at Dutch Barton Dental.

Though dental crowns are somewhat similar to veneers, they cover the entire surface of the tooth and create an extremely natural looking cover. They are ideal for patients who want to improve or restore their smile, and those who are struggling with the functionality of their teeth.

There are three different types of dental crowns to choose from – porcelain, metallic or combination crowns – and all of these create natural and very real looking results. It’s often difficult to tell if someone has dental crowns as they look so similar to natural teeth.

Protecting and strengthening damaged teeth

If your natural tooth is damaged – perhaps because of decay or fracture – a dental crown is the ideal way to preserve the tooth and give it added strength.

In simple terms, a crown is a ‘cap’ for natural teeth. It is built to blend in with your natural teeth and cemented into place for a strong and long-lasting hold. Once fitted, it allows you to eat with confidence and looks cosmetically attractive.

I recommend Simon thoroughly; in fact two of my friends have joined this week to come to the practice because you couldn’t find anywhere better!

Anne, Dental Crown Patient

Dental crowns have multiple functions and are used by dentists for many reasons such as:

  • To protect damaged/decayed teeth
  • To improve the appearance of broken/damaged teeth
  • To preserve a natural tooth
  • To replace a large filling
  • To protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • To hold a traditional bridge in place
  • Attached to a dental implant to replace the gap left by a missing tooth

The Treatment

We offer patients two types of crowns: one is made at our practice and fitted on the same day, the other is manufactured by a laboratory and often requires two appointments with your dentist.

Our ceramic dental crowns are made by our Cerec 3D machine. Your dentist will take an intraoral scan of your teeth, which replaces the need for traditional dental impressions. This information is then transmitted to the Cerec software and your ceramic crown is made in an onsite milling machine. In less than an hour, your crown will be made and ready to be affixed in place. 

If you choose a porcelain, metallic or combination dental crown, this will be made by our laboratory partners. Your dentist will need to take an impression of your teeth which will be sent to the laboratory. Whilst you wait for your dental restoration to be made, we will fit you with a temporary crown. At the second appointment, we will affix the crown in place.

We are committed to restoring your smile to its natural beauty and will discuss all available treatment options with you.

What Should You Expect From Dental Crowns?

A lot of people assume that having dental crowns fitted is a stressful and daunting process, but this is not the case. At Dutch Barton Dental, you can expect a calm and comfortable experience.

Firstly, one of our dental professionals will assess your teeth during a consultation. This will include dental x rays and a thorough assessment of your mouth, to see if dental crowns are a good option for you and to determine where they should be placed. With this information, we are able to create the perfect dental crowns for you.

We start by preparing the tooth and ensuring there is space for the dental crown to be fitted securely, and then we take an impression of your mouth for the crown to be made. In the meantime, you will be fitted with a temporary dental crown.

Once your dental crowns have been made, Dutch Barton Dental will fit them and ensure they are comfortable, secure and functioning well. You are then able to use your brand-new dental crowns in the same way you would natural teeth; you won’t find yourself limited or your teeth lacking in any way.

Why Choose Dutch Barton Dental?

At Dutch Barton Dental, we offer a wide range of dental crown options. These are created using different materials and each one has its own unique properties. One of our dental professionals will explain which dental crowns will work best for you and the type of results you can expect. Thanks to many years in the industry and a lot of experience, our team is able to offer an unmatched dental service.

For more information on dental crowns, get in touch with the Dutch Barton Dental team.