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What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown procedure, sometimes called a ‘cap’, is a restorative process to strengthen, repair and improve the appearance of an existing tooth. It’s hardwearing and cosmetic properties mean they remain strong and stable for years to come if they are cared for properly.

The advancement of technology at Pearl Dental Care Centre means that dental crowns look seamless and exactly like real teeth giving you the confidence to smile and be yourself. At Pearl Dental Care, we use a few different approaches to ensure the dental crown, or ‘cap’ is right for you both medically and cosmetically.

What are Dental Crowns Made of?
  • Gold dental crowns: These are used when a tooth requires high strength from the crown in an area of the mouth that is not entirely visible.
  • Porcelain fused to metal: These use a metal base and porcelain is applied in layers of it.
    They are an excellent option when the crown requires added strength but at the same time requires an aesthetic component to it.
  • All-ceramic crowns: These are your go-to aesthetic option for dental crowns. They look very natural. We use highly skilled ceramicists that create artistic natural dental crowns

Our in house laboratory has technicians that are available to see patients in the dental chair and do a direct shade match, thereby offering a superior cosmetic shade match and are able to replicate the natural anatomy of surrounding teeth.

We are able to construct all porcelain Zirconia crowns the very same day for patients that request it.

Do I need a Dental Crown?

It can be hard to work out if you need a dental crown procedure or not, there is lots of jargon and it can be hard to get a definitive opinion. We thought we’d make it easy and as simple as possible, so below are just a few reasons that you may need a crown fitted.
You may need a dental crown procedure if:

  • You need to protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • A cosmetic modification is required
  • You want to restore an already broken or damaged tooth or a tooth that has been everely worn down
  • A misshapen or a severely discoloured tooth needs to be covered
  • You’re covering up or supporting a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t a lot of teeth left
  • You need to hold a dental bridge in place
  • A dental implant needs covering

If you are still unsure then feel free to get in touch with us to talk through your specific problem and we’ll be glad to help you from there.

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