Dental Crowns in Bracknell, Berkshire

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover and restore its shape and size, giving it a natural appearance.

When cemented into place, a crown fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Application of Crowns

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a large filling. A dental crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for example:

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has become severely worn
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth remaining
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To make a cosmetic modification

Types of Crowns

Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all metal (such as Gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin or all ceramic.

Typical Treatment Process

Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist. The first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.

Caring for Crowns

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, it should be remembered that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day - especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Antibacterial mouth rinse can also help.

Patient Testimonials

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Case Study

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Cosmetic Front Crown - Female from CrownWood

This patient was unhappy with her very old front crown, she was delighted with the finished results and now has the confidence to smile again.

Dental Crowns Before Before Cosmetic Front Crown
Dental Crowns After After Cosmetic Front Crown
"I am writing to thank you and say how pleased I am with the dental crown you recently fitted for me. Having not needed any treatment for some years, I was nervous and apprehensive.
However you took time to explain what needed to be done and checked with me throughout the treatment that I was all right, which really helped to put me at ease."
Mrs L Morrell
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