Crowns cover, support and bolster your broken, chipped or damaged teeth, giving the appearance and benefit of a strong and healthy tooth. It can be excruciatingly painful to have a tooth with a crack or other damage to it. Damaged teeth can also have a confidence destroying appearance. A double whammy of pain and embarrassment.
It doesn’t have to be that way. A dental crown can remedy both of the problems, giving a natural appearance of a healthy tooth and strong durable protection to the nerve endings that are currently suffering at even a hint of temperature variation.
In days gone by poor fitting, cheap crowns have caused patients a range of issues. Everything from irritability to actually causing gingivitis and gum disease.
At Northmed Dental we do not use cheap materials and we certainly do not use cost-cutting and time-saving techniques when it comes to your dental work.
The crowns that we fit should last you thirty years if you look after them properly. Once fitted, you will have a sturdy, natural feeling and reliable tooth. It will sit in the natural alignment of your other teeth and feel just like one of your own. This is because they are crafted to your unique specifications and measurements.
All Resin – These are normally used for temporary coverage. However they do not last long like other types of crowns because they are not very fracture resistant.
All Metal – This includes gold alloy and other base metal alloys. Metal crowns are the toughest. They rarely break or chip and can resist daily wear and tear. The only disadvantage is that they look like metal and not a natural tooth.
Ceramic fused to Metal – They merge the strength of the metal along with the aesthetics of porcelain. Although the porcelain is somewhat more prone to chipping, they are still tough. They are the most commonly used crowns now.
All Ceramic – These crowns are best aesthetically and have the advantage of being ‘metal free’. This is a big advantage even for subsequent scan in the face and head region since it does not produce ‘scatter’ during CT scans.