Dental Crown | Cyncoed | Cardiff | Private Dentist
Are you interested in a dental crown in the Cardiff area? Give us a call.
Are you struggling to eat or smile because of a broken tooth? A dental crown could be the answer to your prayers. A crown is just a cap that is attached to a damaged tooth with dental adhesive – simple and effective!
Crowns are an effective treatment for many dental complaints. Decayed or fractured teeth can be fixed with a crown and discoloured or misshapen teeth can be improved. Crowns are also a great option for permanently restoring teeth that contain large fillings.
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To begin with, your dentist will numb the surrounding area with anaesthetic. Once this has taken effect, we will get the tooth ready for the crown. First we’ll shape the tooth to ensure that it bonds with the crown effectively. Then we’ll attach the crown and seal it with dental glue.
Definitely not. We use anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the area around it, making the procedure entirely pain-free.
For certain conditions, there are other treatments as well as crowns. These include:
Dental veneers- Veneers are a good choice for mending chips or fixing gaps between teeth. Just like crowns, veneers are made from porcelain and are fixed straight to the tooth. The main difference is that a veneer only covers the front part of the tooth, whereas a crown covers all of it.
Sometimes a dental filling will be an alternative to a crown. These are designed to fill in holes in your teeth, sometimes known as cavities.
This depends on your lifestyle to a great extent, but the average lifespan of a dental crown is 15-30 years. If you’d rather opt for something more permanent, a dental implant might be a better option.
It’s impossible to give an exact price without knowing how much preparation work will be required on the support tooth. This is why we provide an in-depth consultation before you decide to go any further. Here we’ll go over every aspect of the procedure and give you our treatment recommendation. We’ll also outline the likely costs so there won’t be any nasty surprises later on.
Dental Crown - The Process
Step one involves coming in for a preliminary examination. This gives us a chance to scan the target tooth with an X-ray, allowing us to build an accurate picture of your mouth. We use this to create a personalised treatment plan, explaining your options in detail.
Dental Crown Preparation
If you decide to go ahead with a crown, we’ll call you back for a 60-minute session. During this appointment we’ll gently shape the receiving tooth to prepare it for the crown. Building the crown takes a while, so we’ll give you a temporary crown to wear until it’s ready. This means that you can eat and drink normally in the meantime.
Dental Crown Fitting
As soon as your dental crown arrives, we’ll invite you back for a quick half hour session. That’s enough time to fit the crown and send you happily on your way.