Fillings are used to treat tooth decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is first cleaned out and the filling is placed in the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed. Fillings can be used to repair cracked or broken teeth and to build up teeth that have been worn down.
What types of filling materials are available?
Teeth can be filled with an array of materials including gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, and tooth colored resin materials. The location and extent of dental decay as well as your preferences will determine the type of material that suits you the best.
Dental crowns (or caps) are made to prolong the life of your own tooth. They completely cover a heavily filled or broken tooth. Crowns are made of ceramics or metal/gold and they can also be made with a combination of both.
Indications for dental crowns
1 Smile improvement
2 Prevention of fracture after a root-canal treatment
3 Stabilise a fractured tooth
4 To protect a large filling
What materials can crowns be made from?
128 Harley Street Dental Suite provide crowns of a wide variety of materials. The material is chosen based on your needs and choice. We use a highly reputed technician who ensures that the color of your crown perfectly matches the color of your natural teeth.
How do you prepare and fit a dental crown?
Typically crown treatment requires two-three visits. At the first visit, the tooth is prepared to allow for a crown to fit on top, and moulds of the prepared tooth are sent to a dental technician for crown manufacturing. A provisional crown is made to protect your tooth between appointments.
How long do crowns last?
This is very much dependent on how well you take care of your teeth. Dental crowns require optimal care and attention in the same way as you take care of your own teeth. We would expect a crown to last 10-15 years. Your dentist will advise you on how to take care of your crown and may recommend a maintenance regime or that you see a hygienist regularly.
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