Smile design & Crowns

A smile makeover is a fantastic way to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile.

A makeover can involve anything from simply changing unsightly metal or discoloured fillings for perfectly matched tooth coloured restorations, reshaping teeth using re-contouring and composite bonding techniques, to tooth whitening treatments and porcelain veneers to help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.

Your journey to your new smile begins with a chat. We will sit down and discuss with you at length exactly what concerns you have about your smile and dental health. Once we fully understand your needs we will start discuss the solutions that we can provide. In other words we will develop a bespoke treatment plan based on your needs. We discuss all the options that are available to allow you to then make an informed choice of how to proceed.

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Crowns

Where damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear "as new". This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems.

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How are crowns made

Firstly, a thorough clinical examination is conducted with radiographs, by the dentist at robinhood dental practice. The suitability for crowns is assessed and any preparatory work is carried out.

We will then advise on material choices, treatment sequence and any other concerns you may have.

At the second appointment, the teeth to be crowned are prepared. This involves reduction of the tooth size (usually under local anesthesia) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth. This trimming of the tooth is required to create space for the crown to be fitted. The mould taken is then sent to a laboratory where skilled technicians will fabricate the crown. In the meantime, a temporary crown is made and fitted onto the trimmed tooth.

At the third appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the tooth surfaces cleaned. The completed crown is tried on the tooth for fit, harmony with the bite, and appearance. Finally, the crown is cemented onto the prepared tooth with dental cement

How long do crowns last and how do I care for them?

Crowns are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease.

Ceramic on the surface may chip or fracture. Avoid chewing excessively-hard substance. Daily brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral health as well as keeping the crown trouble-free. The most vulnerable portion of the crown is the margin or the junction between tooth and crown.

Regular check-ups will enable us to detect any problems with your crown and recommend necessary treatment.

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