Crowns are commonly-used to repair teeth that are fractured, decayed or broken. Even the smallest of chips or damage to a tooth can change the way your smile looks – crowns are a worthwhile investment, restoring your tooth to its full function and helping it to look great again. Made from porcelain, they deliver a fantastic cosmetic result and here at Corner House, we create your crowns to suit your unique smile – no two crowns are the same. Crowns fit over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, restoring its shape and size and fortifying it against further damage. You may have heard crowns referred to as “caps”.
What’s so great about porcelain?
Porcelain is used to create crowns and veneers as it resembles the look of a tooth. It possesses the very specific light-reflecting characteristics of tooth enamel, making it a great match for your natural teeth. We will help you choose a shade that most resembles your smile, so you can have a smile you feel confident about showing off to the world. Porcelain also happens to be extreme durable and has the ability to withstand the everyday wear and tear that normal teeth go through. Unlike other materials, it doesn’t require any special attention, so you can look after your crown as you would any other tooth. The other big plus with porcelain is it’s stain-resistant. Obviously, this isn’t a reason to go drinking lots of caffeine and alcohol (both notorious tooth-strainers!) as you are still at risk of health problems as a result of lifestyle choices. Those who are particularly susceptible to discolouration will benefit most from this – it’s just important not to consider this advantage as a free-for-all to neglect your smile.
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, bonding techniques have made crowns resistant to damage and make it easy to eat hard and chewy foods, without the worry of them falling out.
Don’t delay in repairing a damaged tooth
If you have a tooth that has become damaged as a result of injury or decay, it’s important that you don’t delay in addressing the issue, as your tooth will be more susceptible to further injury in its damaged state. Repairing a damaged tooth will also greatly reduce your chances of requiring more complex treatment further down the line.
If you would like to book a consultation appointment for a crown, please get in touch with our friendly reception team, who will be more than happy to do this for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our Norwich practice.