Porce­lain Crowns in Warwick

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A porce­lain, zir­co­nia or ceram­ic crown is a beau­ti­ful option for restor­ing a dam­aged tooth. A crown is sim­ply a small cap placed over the tooth to pro­vide strength and to con­ceal imper­fec­tions. Min­i­mal prepa­ra­tion of the under­ly­ing tooth is required.

A crown will not only restore your smile but it will also help to protect the surrounding teeth. This treatment is commonly used to repair a badly broken or decaying tooth. It may also be useful for concealing discolouration. Once completed, the underlying tooth structure will be protected from further damage. You'll also see improvements to your bite, which can help to protect opposite and surrounding teeth from movement.

Crowns and dental implants

Single dental implants are commonly topped with crowns to complete the restoration. This is a long-lasting and natural looking choice that is also very easy to care for. Once placed, a dental crown on top of a dental implant will look, feel and function like a natural tooth. You will have a choice of materials for your crown restoration, and it's important to consider the lifetime implications of each one. Porcelain crowns are a popular choice as they look very natural, but they are prone to chips and cracks, which means you might need to replace it over time.

What hap­pens dur­ing treatment?

We start by taking impressions of your teeth and the surrounding teeth. It's vital that your crown fits perfectly in your mouth, fitting over the tooth and also fitting against the opposing tooth. If the crown is too high or too low, this can impact your bite and lead to problems with your jaw.

Once we have created your bespoke crown, we prepare the tooth by removing some of the enamel. This will make room for the crown restoration. We can then cement the tooth in place with dental cement, which should bond it permanently in place. You might notice a slight change in sensitivity after the treatment, but this should soon pass.

Porce­lain Vs Ceramic

There and advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages to all den­tal restora­tion mate­ri­als, so it’s impor­tant to con­sid­er all of the fac­tors before mak­ing a choice.

Porce­lain crowns

When we talk about porce­lain crowns, we are usu­al­ly talk­ing about a porce­lain fused to met­al crown. This can be con­fus­ing, because porce­lain is a type of ceram­ic, but porce­lain crowns are near­ly always made with a met­al core.

Porce­lain fused to met­al crowns offer the ide­al bal­ance of dura­bil­i­ty to good aes­thet­ics. The met­al core offers addi­tion­al strength and pro­tec­tion for the tooth, while the porce­lain exte­ri­or looks like a nat­ur­al tooth. One dis­ad­van­tage of any met­al restora­tion is that it may be more sen­si­tive to heat changes, so you might feel dis­com­fort due to hot or cold foods.

Ceram­ic crowns

An all ceram­ic crown is made entire­ly from porce­lain or oth­er ceram­ic mate­ri­als. It looks incred­i­bly nat­ur­al, but it will have a short­er life span. Some peo­ple pre­fer this type of mate­r­i­al for restora­tions as it is clos­er to nat­ur­al tooth colour.

Some peo­ple are unable to have met­al crowns due to aller­gies, and a ceram­ic crown would help to resolve this. Ceram­ic restora­tions are also much less sen­si­tive to tem­per­a­ture changes, so they can be more com­fort­able to wear. How­ev­er, this should be bal­anced against aware­ness that a ceram­ic crown is more like­ly to chip or crack.

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Our smile transformations

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Fre­quent­ly Asked Questions

It’s com­mon to have lots of ques­tions about your treat­ment. We’ve answered some of the most pop­u­lar ques­tions below.

This all depends on the placement and how well you care for your teeth. In general, a porcelain crown will typically last between 5-15 years. We can offer advice to help you make your porcelain crown last longer. 

There is the risk that your crown could crack or fall off completely. If this happens, you will need to have it repaired or replaced quickly to limit the damage to the underlying tooth.

If you would like to restore a tooth and conceal chips, cracks or discolouration, a porcelain crown is an excellent option. Bear in mind that, like any porcelain restoration, this will need to be replaced over time. 

Under­stand the cost of your treatment

Every treat­ment plan is bespoke to the patient and the final cost reflects this. To help you to under­stand how much cos­met­ic den­tistry will cost, we have shared rep­re­sen­ta­tive exam­ples of com­mon treat­ment costs.

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