What are crowns?

A dental crown fits over and replaces the entire damaged or decayed tooth above the gum line, thereby restoring its size, shape, size, strength, and appearance. A crown is an effective solution for restoring a damaged tooth that has been damaged in some way. Aside from restoring the health and function of your teeth, crowns can also enhance the aesthetics of your smile by making your teeth look straighter.

The benefits of crowns

  • They provide superior aesthetics
  • They can cover severely discoloured teeth
  • They strengthen teeth
  • They restore teeth to their natural size and shape

Crown process

Placing a dental crown usually requires two visits to the Dentist.

At the first visit, we will take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth and the surrounding bone. Next, we use an anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the gum tissue. After this, we reshape the tooth to make room for the crown. After reshaping the tooth, we will use a paste or putty to make an impression of the tooth. During this first visit, we will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is made.

At the second visit, we remove the temporary crown and check the fit and colour of the permanent crown. Once you are happy with the crown, we use a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth, and then place the permanent crown.

Do you want to transform your smile with crowns? Then make an appointment at Ashmed Dental to find out if crowns are a viable option to meet your needs.


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