Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are a common dental restoration option that Fryern Dental Practice in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire offers to patients. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

At Fryern Dental Practice, our team of experienced dentists uses state-of-the-art technology to design and create custom-made dental crowns that perfectly fit each patient’s unique needs. We offer a variety of materials for dental crowns, including porcelain, ceramic, gold, and metal alloys, and will work with you to determine which material is best suited for your individual case.

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Dental crowns can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues, including cracked, broken, or severely decayed teeth, as well as teeth that have undergone root canal therapy or have large fillings. Additionally, dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, such as improving the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth.

At Fryern Dental Practice, we believe in providing personalized care for each of our patients, and our team is committed to ensuring that every patient feels comfortable and confident throughout their dental crown procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about dental crowns or any of our other dental services, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, strength, and function. Crowns are typically made of materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or metal, and they are custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth.

Dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more, depending on the material used, how well they are cared for, and other factors. Porcelain and ceramic crowns tend to last longer than metal crowns, but all types of crowns can eventually wear down or become damaged and need to be replaced.

To get a dental crown, the damaged or decayed tooth is first prepared by removing any damaged or decayed material and shaping the remaining tooth to fit the crown. An impression is then made of the tooth and sent to a dental lab, where the crown is custom-fabricated. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented onto the tooth using a dental adhesive.

Getting a dental crown typically involves some discomfort or sensitivity, but most patients report minimal pain. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort, and any soreness or sensitivity can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

The cost of dental crowns varies depending on the type of crown and other factors such as the location of the dental practice and the extent of the damage or decay. In the UK, dental crowns can cost anywhere from £300 to £1000 or more per tooth.

Yes, there are several alternatives to dental crowns, including dental veneers, inlays, and onlays. These options may be recommended for less extensive damage or decay, or for patients who prefer a less invasive treatment option. Your dentist can recommend the best option for your specific needs.