Dental Crown in Hadleigh, You have come to the right place
Looking for a dental crown in Hadleigh? You’re in the right place.
Is a damaged tooth making it difficult to eat or smile? A dental crown could be the answer. A dental crown is a cap which we fix to your damaged tooth with dental adhesive.
There are several situations in which a dental crown is the best course of action. Firstly it can be used to cover a fracture or a badly decayed tooth. Secondly it can be used to fix milder problems such as issues with tooth size, shape or discolouration. Finally, it is a great way to permanently restore any teeth which have large fillings.
More about Dental Crown
Your treatment options will depend on your individual circumstances. Some possible alternatives to a dental crown include:
Dental veneers – Dental veneers are a great way to fix chipped teeth or to fill in unsightly gaps. Like a dental crown, dental veneers are made from porcelain and are attached to your tooth. However, unlike a dental crown, veneers are only attached to the front part of your tooth, rather than covering the entire tooth.
Dental fillings – In some cases, a dental filling can be used instead of a dental crown. These are designed to fill in cavities (holes) in the tooth.
Because we use anaesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding area, you will feel no pain at all during the fitting of a dental crown. In some cases, a patient may experience minor sensitivity or soreness. This is just a side effect of the gums repairing themselves and is nothing to worry about.
A dental crown will usually last between 15 and 30 years. This is a wide range because the crown’s longevity is affected by your lifestyle and how well you look after it.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you might want to consider a dental implant.
When fitting a crown, we start by numbing the surrounding area with anaesthetic. Once this has taken effect, we prepare the tooth to which the dental crown will be attached. This involves adjusting the shape of the tooth so that the crown can bond to it effectively. When the tooth is ready, the dental crown is attached and sealed with a special bonding agent.
The price of a dental crown varies based on the level of preparation required for the receiving tooth. We want you to be fully informed before making a final decision, so we always offer a comprehensive dental consultation. This gives us a chance to assess the procedure, advise you on the best treatment options, and give you an accurate price quote in advance.
Dental Crown - The Process
First, you will need to book an initial examination. During this session, we will x-ray the target tooth, allowing us to inspect it properly. We will then use these findings to give you a personalised treatment plan which will set out the various available options.
Dental Crown Preparation
Once you have decided that a dental crown is the best option for you, we will ask you to return for a one-hour appointment. Your dentist will gently shape the target tooth until it is ready to receive the crown. While your final dental crown is being made, we can provide you with a temporary crown. This will allow you to eat and drink as normal while you wait for your permanent crown.
Dental Crown Fitting
When your dental crown is ready, we will get in touch and arrange a thirty-minute appointment during which your new crown will be fitted.