What is a crown?
It is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth. It restores the shape of the original tooth as well as strengthening the remaining bit of tooth. It is sometimes known as a cap.
How does the crown stay on the tooth?
The crown is cemented on using special dental cement.
How long do dental crowns last?
Dental Crowns last on average 10/20 years subject to you as a patient looking after them every day. Regular brushing and flossing around the crowned tooth is very important.
Is getting a crown painful?
The tooth being crowned will be numbed with local anaesthetic so during the procedure there will be no pain. After the anaesthetic has worn off, there may be slight discomfort and sensitivity of the gums around the tooth but this is very minimal and should not last long at all.
How much do crowns cost?
The cost of a crown can vary widely depending on the materials used and the expertise of the dentist and lab technician but as a general price indicator it is £450.00 at Cornerhouse Dental.
Is it safe to get a crown during pregnancy?
The materials used for crowns are all safe to use during pregnancy, so yes if necessary there is no danger to getting a crown during pregnancy.