White crowns are an effective treatment that can be used for repairing cracked, broken, decayed or heavily filled teeth. Covering the damaged tooth above the gum line with a crown can protect it.
White crowns are matched to the colour of your teeth and because they are strong they look and feel exactly like natural teeth would.
There are a number of reasons why people in Glasgow may need crowns, these include:
- If your tooth has decayed and there isn’t enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and to maintain functionality
- If a large fraction of your tooth has fractured and can’t be built up using traditional composite bonding techniques
- If you have a large cavity and opt for additional protection then a crown will provide you with this
- After root canal treatment a crown is needed to strengthen the tooth
- If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet then acid erosion may reduce your teeth to the point that your only option is to put a crown on them
- White crowns can also help to improve the aesthetics of your smile
Here at our practice in Glasgow we specialise in white crowns and have provided this treatment to patients on a daily basis for several years now. We have gained a reputation as being one of the leading dental practices in the area, this is because of our exceptional standards in patient care.
We have a team of highly skilled dentists who are fully qualified and highly experienced in fitting white crowns for patients. So, if you do come to us you can expect to receive a treatment that has been carried out to the highest of standards.
Before you can have white crowns fitted you must see one of our dentists who will be able to assess your suitability, once this has been discussed your tooth must be prepared for crowning. The first stage of this will involve us cleaning the tooth, removing any decay and reshaping it under local anaesthesia, the tooth is reshaped so that the crown can sit comfortably on top of it.
After the tooth has been prepared we will then take an impression of your teeth using special dental impression material. This impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory where they will use your impression as a guide to fabricate the new crown. You will be fitted with a temporary crown to cover and protect your prepared tooth. When you return to our practice one of our dentists will remove the temporary crown and will roughen the outer surface of your prepared tooth, this will give the dental cement a surface that it can bond to. We will then sit the crown over your tooth to see if it fits with your smile correctly and to make sure that it is the correct colour and shape, after this one of our dentists will cement the crown into place.
The length of time white crowns can last
The length of time that white crowns can last will depend on how well you take care of them. This treatment requires the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth so if you have good oral hygiene, attend regular check-ups at our practice, don’t grind your teeth and maintain a tooth-kind diet then white crowns can last an average time of between 10-15 years.
If you would like to arrange to speak to one of the dentists at our practice in Glasgow then all you need to do is make an appointment with us. See our contact page for more details.