Dental crowns are the closest material to natural enamel, and allows us to create beautiful, life-like results.
What are Dental crowns?
A crown can protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons:
- as a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth
- as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings
- to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.
What to expect
Dental crowns can last for years if you take good care of them! With good oral hygiene and maintenance, you can expect a strong, beautiful and lifelike result that is virtually indistinguishable from the original tooth. Crowns are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral health as well as keeping the crown trouble-free.
Call us today on 0131 331 1344 to find out more about crowns and arrange an initial consultation at our skilled and friendly surgery outside of Edinburgh.