How do crowns work to enhance your smile?
For many of our patients, crowns have offered an easy way of transforming their smile and their confidence – but what are they and how do they work?
Dental crowns can be made from a range of materials, but thanks to modern dentistry the most common materials include:
All of these options offer a robust and sturdy solution where the natural tooth requires additional protection.
Crowns simply work as a cap, sitting snuggly over the damaged tooth and working effectively as a protective sleeve. This solution can last for many years if taken care of properly, however, the exact length of time that a crown will last does vary depending on the health of the tooth underneath.
Do you have damaged or exposed teeth? A dental crown can both protect your natural tooth from further damage whilst enhancing the overall appearance of your smile.
Crowns, or caps, are an extremely popular dental treatment for patients who have damaged teeth. They can be used for a range of issues, including:
- Cracked teeth
- Eroded teeth where there is no longer enough healthy tissue
- Weak teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discoloured teeth
This popular treatment is so versatile thanks to its durable look and feel, making the end result appear natural and just like your own existing teeth.
Crowns are made from different materials, including metals and ceramics. They are durable and look and feel like your natural teeth, as the colour and shape can be matched to yours. The strength of the tooth underneath plays a role in how long your crown lasts, but with proper care, this can be a long time.
We are patients; the whole family are, some are with Mr Opperman others are with Mr Oelofse. They are excellent dentists, and we are happy, as we donʼt fear coming. The treatments and the service is extremely good. The best thing about this practice is that it is located right near our home in Hertfordshire.