Dental Crowns from Bow House in Tring, Hertfordshire
Allow the dentists at Bow House to give you back the confidence to smile naturally once more.
A broken or chipped tooth can have a significant impact on your self-confidence. Every time you smile, speak or eat you may be conscious of an imperfection that, to you, seems unsightly or embarrassing.
We understand how distressing it can be to have broken or damaged teeth and can provide treatment quickly and effectively in the form of crowns (sometimes known as caps). Our crowns are available in a range of materials, including gold, porcelain or ceramic or a combination of these, to suit your budget and personal aesthetic preference.
What is a Crown?
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over a natural tooth to make a damaged tooth appear healthy and whole again, or placed over a dental implant to take the place of a natural tooth. Crowns can also be used to reshape, realign or whiten teeth in order to create an aesthetically pleasing smile. A crown made with porcelain can look and feel entirely natural, and it can last for up to 30 years with good oral care.
Thanks to our top of the range, newest technology CEREC system, Bow House is pleased to be able to offer our patients the option of having a crown made and fitted at a single appointment!
If appropriate for your particular needs, your dentist can take a mould of your teeth and have the crown prepared by our in-house technicians using our CEREC machine on site while you wait. Your bespoke crown can then be fitted during the same visit.
A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, our dentists can use strong, tooth coloured ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.
These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and you can go on enjoying your evening. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
If your dentist determines that one day CEREC treatment isn’t right for you, then having a crown fitted will require two separate appointments.
- The first will involve your dentist examining your mouth and, upon recommending that a crown be fitted, taking a mould of your teeth from which a crown will be specially crafted.
- If you have opted for a porcelain crown then it will be carefully shade-matched to your natural teeth to ensure that your crown looks entirely consistent with those around it.
- The second appointment will take place approximately two weeks later and will involve any necessary preparatory work (such as cleaning or filing) and then fitting your custom-made crown.
Crowns are usually fitted under local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. We understand how frightening some patients can find dental procedures, particularly those which involve injections, and so as well as offering sedation where appropriate all of our dentists are trained to support and assist nervous or anxious patients. Please talk to us when booking your appointment if you think that you may benefit from some additional support.
High-quality crowns fitted by experienced, skilled dentists can make an enormous difference to your self-esteem.
If you feel that you may need a crown to improve the appearance of your teeth and make you feel better about your smile then please contact us today for a free initial consultation.