DENTAL CROWNS

Dental crowns are like a ‘hat’ or ‘cap’ that completely covers broken or decayed teeth, protecting them from additional damage. Crowns are very strong and can be made to look just like natural teeth with the latest materials. Why not contact us today to see how we can help.

FAQs

Why do I need a crown?
You will need a crown if your tooth is broken down or decayed heavily, or if you have a very large fillings in a tooth which is broken.

What kind of crowns are available?
Crowns can be made in 3 materials.
  • All porcelain. Our dentists use the best porcelain available (eMax) which can be made bespoke to match your existing teeth colour, shape and size. They are tough and durable and are suitable for both front and back teeth.
  • Porcelain fused to metal is used in areas where there are greater biting forces. They can be made to look very natural too, but do require more of the natural tooth to be removed to make space for the porcelain and metal.
  • Metal crowns are very conservative as they can be strong in thin section and therefore do not require much tooth to be removed. They can be made in a silver or gold colour and are made of an alloy of metals.


What are the benefits of having a crown?
  • Restoring functionality to a compromised tooth
  • Prevent a tooth from fracturing if it has broken before or has been very heavily filled.
  • Conceal teeth that are heavily stained or misshapen
  • Restoring a tooth after a root canal treatment


How long do crowns last?
Crowns are typically designed to last 10-15 years. Cements used these days as exceptionally strong and are designed to ensure crowns stay on very well.

How much do crowns cost?
There are several different crown options available and the cost will depend on the type of crown you choose and where the tooth is in the mouth. If you require a crown, your dentist will explain all the available options to you. When we fit you with crowns at Heybridge Dental Practice, you can count on receiving the best of care and aftercare throughout the entire process. Call us to schedule a consultation and get ready to enjoy a perfected smile within months.

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    Updated 26th March 2020     Thank you for your ongoing understanding as we continue through these unprecedented times. Our first is the health and safety of our patients and staff. We can assure you that we are closely monitoring government guidance. If you have any symptoms or concerns, please consult the latest NHS guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or use the online 111 services. Our practice is now on Covid-19 Dental Alert - as a result we will be operating a restricted Emergency Service only.     What if I have an appointment coming up?   Unfortunately, we are having to delay all routine and non-urgent treatments. If our reception team have not already contacted you to inform you of this and re-arrange your appointment, we would strongly advise calling us on 01621 851003 to re-arrange you appointment.     What if I need emergency dental treatment?   Please call us on 01621 851003. One of our team members will assist you as necessary. As per government advice, we will be doing all we can help you remotely and prevent you needing to leave your homes. Where this is not possible, one of our dentists will provide the appropriate advice.     If you are experiencing any symptoms of a coronavirus (high temperature or persistent cough), living with a family member who has these symptoms, are over the age of 70, or fall into the category of the more vulnerable or at-risk group, please do NOT leave you house and use the online 111 services for further guidance. The NHS team will triage and assess your options for a referral to a designated practice, which is accepting any Coronavirus urgent dental care cases.     Please refer to the link below for the latest government advice.   https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response     Thank you for your understanding. If you require any further information or are unsure about whether you should attend the practice, please call us on:     01621 851003