If you have a damaged or deteriorating tooth, you may benefit from a dental crown. Any damage to your teeth can cause pain, especially if the problem is not treated quickly. As well as this, the issue can also become exacerbated without treatment, eventually leading to more costly and invasive interventions.
The type of dental procedure that will work best depends on a variety of factors. Working alongside your dentist to identify the most suitable treatment is recommended.
Here’s our guide on how to know if a dental crown is right for you.
A dental crown is essentially a cover, or a cap, designed to sit on the tooth. Dental crowns are specifically made to mimic the natural colour and texture of the surrounding teeth, subtly blending in with the rest of your smile.
Dental crowns can be made from a range of materials, so you’re given the choice regarding which suits you best. The majority of our clients opt for porcelain crowns, as this material offers the most realistic results. We also offer Zirconia or precious metal dental crowns including gold.
Dental crowns hide damaged or broken teeth. They can be used to remedy a range of dental concerns, both to enhance the aesthetics and overall health of your smile.
Your dentist can help you identify whether a dental crown would be the best way to approach any issues you have with your teeth.
Although dental crowns are a highly reliable way to remedy a range of dental issues, there are alternatives available.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist may recommend an implant instead of a crown if the damage or decay to your tooth is too extreme to remove or repair without risk of infection. This will involve the extraction of the affected tooth, along with the implantation of a titanium ‘root’ into the gum.
Porcelain and composite veneers can be used to correct the appearance of damaged or chipped teeth. Using either porcelain or a special composite resin material, your dentist will skilfully mould the veneers over the teeth.
Composite bonding is recommended for more minor, cosmetic dental concerns. It can be completed within one sitting at the dentist and is a more affordable treatment.
In deciding which dental treatment will work best for you, it’s important to work with a trusted dental professional. They will be able to examine the issue and the full extent to which any teeth may be damaged or require repairs. Ultimately, your dentist will help you make an informed decision about whether a dental crown is right for you – or whether an alternative treatment may offer better results.
At Ringway Dental, our welcoming private surgery offers a range of dental health and cosmetic treatments. Combining our expertise in both of these areas, our dental crown treatments are exceptionally well-rated by previous patients. We utilise the best dental technology and our own expertise to provide dental crown procedures that leave our patients with a lasting, healthy smile.
To find out more or discuss whether a dental crown might be the right step forward for you, get in touch with us today. As always, an in-surgery consultation with our dentists is the most reliable way to get personalised advice regarding which treatments would best work for you. You can book an appointment by calling the surgery on 0161 437 2029, or complete our contact form if you have any queries you’d like us to respond to that this guide hasn’t covered.