Dental Crowns available at
The Dental Gallery, Ealing

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Restoring your damaged tooth.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that encases a damaged tooth in order to restore its original shape, size and strength.

With recent advances in dental technology, a dental crown can look and feel like a real tooth and improve its overall original appearance.

There are a number of reasons why a dental crown may be required. It can protect a weak or cracked tooth, restore an existing broken tooth, or cover a large filling where there is little of the tooth left. A dental crown can also be used to mask a discoloured tooth, cover a dental implant, or hold a dental bridge in place.

Before a dental crown can be placed, the affected tooth must be prepared. This is carried out during the first visit and it involves re-contouring the tooth. By removing a portion of enamel, this will allow the necessary room for the crown to be placed over the tooth. Impressions of the teeth are then taken, and these serve as a model from which the crown will be manufactured by a dental technician. In order to protect the exposed tooth, a temporary crown is prepared and fitted, and this remains in place while the new crown is being made.

During a second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and replaced by the new crown, which is checked and adjusted as necessary to achieve a perfect fit. The crown is then finally cemented onto the tooth, cleaned and polished.

For more information about Dental Crowns at The Dental Gallery or to book an appointment please call 020 8566 3194 or email info@thedentalgallery.co.uk
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