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I used to cover my mouth when I laughed and was always worried what my teeth looked like in photos. I had my front tooth corrected and had a veneer fitted and I am completely thrilled with the results – I can’t stop smiling now! Thank you Bow Lane.

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Dental crowns

Restore worn down teeth to their former glory with our porcelain dental crowns.

Decayed, worn down or fractured teeth can all be remedied by placing crowns or porcelain crowns over them which are shaped like a healthy tooth. Although there are aesthetic benefits to this treatment, the main reason for placing crowns is to strengthen damaged teeth so they can withstand the large forces we exert on them when we eat. And thanks to the latest developments, crowns and porcelain crowns can now blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.

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Why you may need crowns

Crowns are used for a number of reasons, mainly where veneers or dental bonding restorations don’t provide a strong enough solution.

  • For heavily decayed teeth
  • For heavily fractured teeth
  • For heavily eroded teeth
  • For teeth with a large cavity
  • To cover a dental implant
  • Following root canal treatment
  • For cosmetic reasons

Crowns explained

Crowns, or porcelain crowns are also known as caps because they completely encircle the weak tooth above the gum and protect it. They can be made of metal (often gold), porcelain or a combination of the two. In a nutshell:

  • Gold is the strongest option and often used for the back teeth which are out of view.
  • The new and almost transparent porcelain crowns blend seamlessly with existing teeth and are therefore a more popular choice for the front teeth.
  • A happy medium between the two is therefore gold crowns with a thin veneer of porcelain over the top.

Each option has pros and cons and our initial consultation with you will determine which crowns will work best for you.

The process of creating crowns

Step one:
After an initial consultation, we will clean the tooth and then reshape it under local anesthesia to accommodate the crown.

Step two:
We’ll then take a mould of your teeth and give this to our in-house lab where crowns and porcelain crowns are custom-made. The advantage of our in-house lab is that our technicians can reproduce the shape and colour of your existing teeth using ‘the real thing’ as a guide. During this time we provide you with a temporary crown.

Step three:
When you visit us again, we’ll remove the temporary crown and place the new one to see it fits with your smile and bite. If we are happy with the result, your new crown is placed and you walk out with your smile restored!

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