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Crowns

What are Crowns?

Crowns restore and protect damaged teeth. It is placed over an existing tooth to strengthen and preserve it. When the damage done to your tooth leaves it so weakened that it cannot hold a filling or threatens to break, crowns provide a solution.

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The most aesthetically pleasing crowns are ceramic or porcelain, because they give the most natural looking result. The other options are gold crowns, which because of their durability work well for patients with a strong bite when placed at the back of the mouth. Then there are porcelain fused to metal crowns, which is less aesthetically pleasing but more cost-efficient. The cost of crowns depends on the quality of the material used.

Are crowns right for you?

Perhaps crowns are not the best option – perhaps dental bonding or veneers can be used instead to protect the tooth, if the tooth is strong enough to support these. Discuss the matter with your dentist and find out all the available options.

Oral hygiene extends the lifespan of your crown.

Like any natural tooth, your dental crown needs looking after. It is important to prevent bacteria seeping in between the crown and your original tooth underneath. With good oral hygiene, a quality crown can last upwards of 10 years.

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