If your teeth have large fillings, they are prone to fracture. Even though enamel is the hardest substance found in the body, if it has been drilled and filled, it natural becomes more brittle and under the strenuous loads of everyday chewing, can break.
A crown is a protective covering which is placed over a tooth to improve its shape, size or colour or to reduce the risk of it breaking. If your teeth are discoloured to the extent that tooth whitening is not enough then a white crown can also be a very good solution as it can help mask up very discoloured teeth. If you have old crowns with metal margins that have started showing through, then you can replace these crowns with all-porcelain crowns.
If you want to reconstruct your smile, any changes that you desire can be done with porcelain crowns. Porcelain is the most aesthetically pleasing material we have in dentistry and it is very life-like. At Thames Dental & Facial Care, we provide patients with the most modern, aesthetic but at the same time durable crowns available in dentistry.
What’s involved? Typically, a crown is a two-visit procedure. On the first visit, we shape the tooth so that it has enough space for the crown to fit over it. We then take impressions (moulds) of your teeth and then place a temporary covering over the tooth to protect it. The impressions are sent away to our laboratory technician, where it is specially handcrafted and made-to-measure for your mouth.