Dental Porcelain crowns are used to restore severely broken teeth. Our crowns are all made of porcelain, like veneers, and look every bit as natural, leaving no black line at the gum level as seen with some traditional crowns. Crowns are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowding or protruding teeth, close gaps or lighten tooth colour. The strength and appearance of our dental porcelain crowns rival that of natural teeth and they are used to make long lasting changes to the smile.
The Dental Crowns Process
We restore and strengthen damaged teeth using porcelain crowns.
Dental porcelain crowns can be used to mask a single dark tooth but more often are used as part of smile makeover. At the London smile clinic our smile makeovers start at the consultation where we find out what clients don’t like about their teeth and what type of smile is required. Computer aided smile design is then used to design the smile and to fine tune the required tooth shapes and colour to the client’s wishes.
When the client is ready to proceed with treatment the next step is to create a 3d preview model. Our ceramist uses the computer aided smile design to create this 3d version of the smile design so it can be checked from all angles for aesthetics and function.
Dental porcelain crowns are then provided as planned over two main treatment appointments. At the first appointment any broken down teeth are built up first then the teeth are prepared. This process involves trimming back a thin layer from around the tooth to make room for the crown. Impressions are taken and temporary crowns are made using a template made from the 3d preview model. Importantly, this gives our patients an opportunity to trial the planned smile design in the own mouths before the crowns are made. Any changes or fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries and reproduced in the final crowns. All crowns are made with this technique at the London smile clinic
Porcelain crowns are then fitted at the second main treatment appointment. Our crowns are fitted with a multi-layer bonding system that bonds the crowns to the teeth with unparalleled strength. The crowns are polished and bite checked and then revealed to our patients. We also see our patients a few days later to check all is well when they’ve had some time to use them and eat with them. On that appointment we also take portrait photos for our clients to take away with them.
These treatments are all carried out using our pain-free anaesthetic techniques. Clients can relax and watch DVD’s with our DVD goggle in-chair entertainment system.
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