Dental crowns in Sherburn in Elmet

Dental crowns are often the next course of action to consider when filling is no longer effective, or root-canal treatment has left teeth weakened and brittle. Custom-made in a dental lab, a crown is bonded over the top of the existing tooth, bringing it back to full function.

Why choose a dental crown?

Dental crowns not only bring decayed or damaged teeth back to full function, but are custom-made to look just like your healthy natural teeth, too. Dentists have been using crowns to strengthen or rebuild teeth for a long time – but it’s only in recent years that crowns have become as renowned for their look as for their function. While ‘old-school’ crowns were made of metal or gold, today’s advanced materials allow for completely lifelike, tooth-coloured and metal-free restorations, made to match your exact requirements for shape, shade, texture and translucency. If you need a dental crown in Sherburn, the team at Elmet Dental Care will talk you through the options available and the best solution for you.

Dental crowns

FAQs

Why would I need a crown?

Crowns offer both a cosmetic solution to damaged or discoloured teeth and a practical option for strengthening bridges and root canals, and protecting fillings.

What is a crown made of?

Crown fabrication is constantly being innovated, and materials range from hard-wearing and precious metals (usually reserved for the rear chewing teeth) to porcelain, resin, glass or a composite of all of these. Your dentist will help you choose the right material for your needs.

Is it painful to get a crown?

No – the procedure is always carried out under a local anaesthetic. If you have any worries about this, speak to us beforehand about how we can help manage dental anxiety.

How is a crown fitted?

To prepare a tooth for a crown, your dentist will apply local anaesthetic, before filing the existing tooth into a shape that will accommodate the crown. Dental impressions are then taken and sent to a technician who will create the crown. A temporary crown can be fitted while the permanent one is being made.

How long will my crown last?

Longevity is continually increasing thanks to ever more advanced technology – so if you follow a good oral hygiene routine, your crown could last up to 10 years or more.

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