Dental Crowns in Preston
Dental crowns or ‘caps’ are shells of material that can be placed over the remaining part of a prepared tooth in order to change its shape, size, colour or alignment. At Oaklands, many of the private crowns we place are made of reinforced ceramics, which are incredibly strong and are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Are dental crowns for me?
Crowns are ideal to repair teeth which have either been weakened by tooth decay or large fillings or that have been badly broken or experienced trauma. Additional reasons for crowns could be protection for a root-filled tooth, to improve the appearance of a discoloured tooth, or to help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place. Our all-ceramic Emax crowns can be used as a replacement for old, failing or unsightly existing crownwork. Your dentist will be best placed to advise you on your suitability for dental crowns.
Are there any disadvantages to having crown work?
Your dentist will need to prepare the tooth by removing a layer of the outer surface leaving a strong inner core for the crown to be bonded to. Your dentist will be able to discuss the pro’s and con’s of crownwork with you, but normally crowns are placed on previously filled or crowned teeth and therefore don’t involve the removal of excess healthy tooth tissue.
How long will dental crowns last?
Dental crowns are a long-term treatment, meaning that we would expect them to last for numerous years. Dentists often advise their patients that they may need to have their Crowns replaced every 10-15 years, however, sometimes they can last for decades.