Crowns, or caps as they are sometimes known, from Glen Dental in Leicester are used to fix chipped teeth, restore teeth weakened by decay or contain a very large filling. They can also be used to mask unsightly issues such as discoloured or stained fillings to provide a more aesthetic smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you will need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth.
Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain bonded to metal, porcelain, ceramic, glass or a gold alloy and requires some tooth preparation to be carried out.
They are carefully crafted to look natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth and can eliminate dark metallic lines around the gums.
Our Leicester dentists can offer bridges as a long lasting solution to permanently fit a replacement tooth or teeth by being carefully attached to adjacent teeth either side of the gap. Some preparation of the tooth is required with bridges.
A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.
Normally made of porcelain fused to a metal or ceramic base, they provide a perfect solution to gaps in your smile – helping to improve eating and speaking, restoring facial shape and keeping any existing teeth firmly in place.
While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown/bridge is to practice good oral hygiene.
Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. We advice to spit out the excess toothpaste after toothbrushing but not to rinse out with water. Tailor made advice on cleaning around a bridge using a special type of floss called Superfloss or interdental brushes is essential.
See your Leicester dentist or hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings
To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Avoid using your crown or bridge (and natural teeth!) for things such as opening bottle lids, tearing sellotape or cutting cotton thread.
"I would like to tank all the staff at Glen Dental Practice for the professional, friendly and courteous service they offered me today. This was definitely one of the most pleasant and pain free experiences I have enjoyed in a dental practice anywhere and I am absolutely delighted with my new ceramic crowns."
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.