Dental Crowns

A permanent practical and cosmetic solution for damaged or dead teeth

Restoring your confidence

A damaged or broken tooth can drain your confidence. It can also develop into a more serious problem if you leave it untreated. With a new crown from 543 Dental, you’ll have a healthier mouth and a brighter smile. Custom-made in a dental lab in Hull, a crown is bonded over the top of the existing tooth, bringing a tooth that is badly decayed, weak or broken through injury back to full function. Crowns are often the next course of action when filling is no longer effective, or after root-canal treatment, which leaves teeth weakened and brittle. They are also used to anchor a dental bridge.

An aesthetic solution

Crowns have been used to strengthen or rebuild teeth for a long time – but it’s only in recent years that dental crowns such as we offer at 543 Dental in Hull have become as popular for their looks as for their function. While traditional crowns are made of metal or gold, today’s advanced materials also allow for completely lifelike, tooth-coloured and natural-looking restorations, made to match your own teeth and mouth for shape, shade, texture and translucency.

A simple procedure

Getting a crown usually takes two or more appointments. Firstly you’ll need to have your tooth prepared, which involves gently filing and smoothing down your damaged tooth into a streamlined shaped that will accommodate your crown perfectly. Depending on the state of your tooth, this can be done with or without a local anaesthetic. Once your tooth is ready, we will take your dental impressions, which will be used to craft your bespoke dental crown. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown while you wait (usually around two weeks), and return to have your permanent crown bonded firmly into place.

FAQs

What type of crown do I need?

If we can’t repair your tooth with a simple filling or inlay, we’ll recommend one of two crowns: gold or ceramic.

  • Gold/Silver-coloured crowns
    Hardwearing and kind to your mouth, these are best suited to your back teeth.
  • Tooth-coloured crowns
    Also called caps, tooth-coloured crowns are perfect for your front teeth. They’re made from porcelain bonded to a metal shell.

Do you offer all-porcelain crowns?

Yes, if you don’t want any metal, we can fit Procera or e.max all-ceramic crowns, if suitable for your teeth.

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 15 years or more.

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