Not All Dental Crowns Are Created Equal
A crown is a common type of dental restoration. Often called a tooth cap, a dental crown is used to restore teeth that are broken, chipped or affected by tooth decay. Proper treatment planning, aesthetic material and an experienced dentists are essential to ensure that the crown is a beautiful, comfortable and long lasting restoration.
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
Wirral dentist, Dr. Ian Buckle, will use a tooth crown to restore a structurally unsound tooth. Although they are typically used in restorative treatments, they can also be used as a cosmetic dentistry treatment. A dental crown can be indicated in a number of situations and often used to:
- Repair damaged or worn teeth
- Restore balance to the bite
- Support a dental implant
- Support a dental bridge
- Protect teeth that have undergone root canal therapy
- Improve the appearance of misshapen, or misaligned teeth
Real Life Smile Transformations
Replacing Old Crowns & Metal Fillings
With older methods, a dental crown needed to have a metal foundation. As a result, many people have tell-tale, dark lines around their dental crowns. Today, we use highly durable, aesthetic, metal free materials either pure porcelain, ceramic or aesthetic reinforced resins. Metal free dental crowns blend beautifully with the existing tooth and surrounding gum for a virtually undetectable restoration.
Same Day Dental Crowns
Dr. Buckle uses state of the art CEREC technology for the most natural and durable dental restoration. CEREC CAD/CAM technology provides patients with highly accurate and quick results with some procedures being completed in just one visit to our Wirral dental practice.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Buckle will conduct an examination of your teeth, mouth and overall oral health. He will then be able to determine if you are a candidate for same day crowns. He will design a treatment plan that will restore the damaged or unstable teeth to optimal health and function with same day dental crowns.
At your next visit, Dr. Buckle will prepare the tooth or teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure to accommodate the dental crown. With CEREC® technology, the need for a temporary tooth cap is not necessary. Dr. Buckle will take digital images of the prepared tooth and create a digital 3-D model of the new dental crown. These images are sent to a milling machine within our practice. The dental crown is fabricated using a high quality, tooth coloured material that is comfortable, beautiful and natural. It will be color matched to blend in with your natural teeth.
While you wait, your restoration is created and then immediately ready to place. Once you and Dr. buckle are happy with the fit, look, and position of the crown, it will be bonded to the tooth and polished. Patients will enjoy immediate results.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in learning about receiving a dental crown in the Liverpool and Wirral area, contact Buckle Advanced Dental Care for a consultation. Call us at 0151 329 2979 or by filling in the online form.