Dental crowns are a restorative and cosmetic dental treatment for fractured and severely distressed teeth. These restorations resemble hollow caps made from porcelain, ceramic, gold, pallidum and nickel. Dentists design them to fit over your teeth, covering the sensitive and weakened tooth part and restoring strength to your damaged teeth. Contact us for your custom crowns in Bristol.
Dental crowns can be biocompatible with your body?
During the first consultation, the dentist will physically examine and take X-rays of your teeth to check the extent of tooth damage and determine the suitability of crowns for your dental needs. If suitable, the dentist will use dental putty or a digital 3D scanner to take impressions of your teeth. They’ll then send the molds to a lab to fabricate your dental crowns.
The dentist will place temporary crowns made of acrylic on your teeth while the lab manufactures your crowns. The lab takes two to three weeks to fabricate your dental crown, depending on the type and number of crowns you need. Please note, crowns for teeth located at the back of the mouth usually take longer to fabricate.
Once the crown is ready, the dentist will first remove the temporary crown. They’ll then prepare the tooth by removing thin layers of the enamel using a dental trimmer. Doing so creates room for the crown to fit properly on the tooth without causing discomfort or feeling awkward on the teeth.
With the tooth ready, the dentist will carefully place the crown on your tooth. They’ll check the fit and ensure the color matches the rest of the teeth. If everything checks out, they’ll use dental glue to bond the dental crown to your teeth, then cure it using blue light. Lastly, they’ll let you go home after giving you instructions for taking care of your crown.
We offer lab-made crowns made from high-quality porcelain, ceramic, gold, and other biocompatible materials. Our lab-made crowns are meant to last a lifetime, provided you take proper care of them. They usually take about two weeks to manufacture, after which we’ll schedule an appointment to fit them on your teeth.
We also offer CEREC same-day crowns, which are special crowns that we manufacture and fit on your teeth within the same day. These are especially useful for patients with tight deadlines or those who just need something fast and convenient. These crowns are just as durable as the others.
Dental crowns can aid in forensic identification?
Yes, we manufacture dental crowns to mimic the shape and color of your teeth so they blend seamlessly with the rest of them. Our dentists will compare your tooth’s color to a color chart to pick a color that best matches your natural teeth. Only then will they send it to the lab to create your crowns.
Traditional crowns require two appointments; one for taking impressions of your teeth and the other for fitting the crowns. The dentist will fit temporary crowns on your teeth to protect them between the two appointments. CEREC same-day crowns, on the other hand, only require a single appointment.
Dental crowns can be personalized with nanotechnology?