Dental Porcelain crowns in leeds

Crowns are fixed prosthetics used to restore a damaged tooth by covering the outer surface of the tooth completely to protect it from further damage as well as to improve its overall appearance.

When will the Leeds dentist recommend crowns for you?
Crowns are generally recommended by the Leeds dentist, in order to

  • Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant, a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth, or a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • Restore a tooth that cannot be repaired with a filling, inlay or onlay

 What are the different types of crowns?
Crowns can be fabricated out of several materials which include

  • Porcelain or ceramic crowns
  • Gold and metal alloys
  • Acrylic and ceramic
  • Porcelain bonded to a metal shell

What happens during my initial consultation with the Leeds dentist?

  • The Leeds dentist has a thorough discussion with you on your expectations from the procedure
  • The Leeds dentist will offer you advice on the types of crowns, the risks of the procedure, anaesthesia, limitations and the cost of the procedure
  • Your complete dental and medical history is gathered by the Leeds dentist
  • X-rays of the teeth are taken and a  thorough oral examination is made by the Leeds dental team
  • Photographs will be taken to compare with the final outcome of the procedure

How does the Leeds dentist prepare you for the procedure?

  • You are given an antimicrobial mouth rinse, anti-inflammatory medication and/or antibiotics before the surgery.
  • You must inform the dentist if you have any particular medical conditions like high blood pressure or issues with epinephrine used in local anaesthetics

How is the procedure carried out?
Crowns can be completed only through two appointments with the Leeds dentist
At the First appointment

  • The Leeds dentist will administer local anaesthesia on the area
  • The teeth to be crowned is reduced by removing 1-2 millimetres of the teeth structure in order to receive the crown
  • Impressions are taken of the reduced tooth/teeth and a temporary crown is cemented in place.

This procedure alone takes 1 hour to complete

At the Second appointment – after about 2-3 weeks
The impression of the reduced teeth taken during the first appointment is used to create a custom made crown during the 2-3 weeks period

  • The Leeds dentist removes the previously cemented temporary crown
  • The area is cleaned and the custom made crown is cemented or bonded into place.

This procedure takes around 45 minutes to complete

What can be expected following the treatment?

  • Loosening of the temporary crown – If this occurs you must place the crown back on the tooth immediately and call for an appointment to have the temporary crown refitted.
  • Sensitivity – The teeth may be sensitive for a day or two and pain medication is prescribed for any such discomfort.

Living with your bridges

  • Recovery – Quick, with teeth feeling back to normal within a day or two
  • Visiting the Leeds dentist –
    • You must contact the Leeds dentist if the teeth continue to be sensitive even after two days of the procedure and there is pain that cannot be controlled by medication
    • You must meet the Leeds dentist at the earliest if any damage is noticed to the structure of the crown in order to avoid further damage due to the weakened structure.
  • Keeping the crowns clean –
    • You must brush, floss, and have regular visits to the Leeds dentist after a crown has been placed in the mouth.
  • Life expectancy of your crowns – Crowns last 5 – 15 years when under proper care