Dental crowns

What is a crown?

Sometimes known as a caps, crowns are carefully fitted sleeves that sit over an existing tooth to protect it from further damage, and to improve your overall smile.

Crowns can hold cracked teeth together and support bridges, and they are often applied as the final step in root canal treatment. They can also cover discoloured teeth to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Benefits of having a crown

A permanent crown can last between five and 15 years, depending on your habits, lifestyle and oral care routine. 

- The crown will look just like one of your normal teeth

- You can treat your crown like a normal tooth. 

- A crown can mitigate, prevent or delay the need for extraction and replacement.

Why may you need a crown?

A crown may be required if you have a weak or damaged tooth. This ‘sleeve’ fits over the exposed part of the tooth, above the gumline to effectively keep together cracked teeth and prevent further damage. It also protects a worn-down tooth from any further wear and tear. A crown may also be fitted where there has been a substantial amount of tooth decay and there is a large filling or a root canal treatment with not enough tooth left to support it. As crowns are shells, they are also used to fit over dental implants or to cover discoloured or misshapen teeth. You may need a crown if you are having a bridge fitted, as they create anchors to hold the bridge in place. A permanent crown can last between five and 15 years, depending on your habits, lifestyle and oral care routine.

Ready to talk to one of the team?

Here at Westhill Dental & Implant Clinic, our highly skilled, friendly team put you first and your care and wellbeing should you need crown treatment, is our top priority. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first-class experience, right through your treatment journey. 

If you think that you require crowns, or would like further information on the procedure, contact Westhill Dental & Implant Clinic in Westhill today.

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