Top quality porcelain crowns from London dentist
Teeth can be damaged in a number of ways, which is not only painful but causes long-term dental problems. Chipped, cracked and discoloured teeth also spoil the appearance of the smile, which can cause confidence and self-esteem issues. Teeth can be repaired using porcelain crowns, which are cemented over the top of the existing teeth both protecting and restoring the appearance of the teeth.
Porcelain crowns are held in place by dental bonding, which also adds a protective element to the restoration. Porcelain crowns have been traditionally made in the lab taking a couple of weeks to build up the layers of the enamel but new technology called Cerec is allowing dentists to make porcelain crowns in the surgery while the patient waits.
This new technology utilises other technologies such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging. This allows the dentist to design the restoration on the computer before instructing a computer-guided mill to sculpt the crown.
Porcelain crowns look and feel just like real teeth. They will last for about fifteen to twenty years if they are properly cared for with good brushing and flossing. London dentists offer porcelain crowns to patients who are keen to have the best quality of treatment and the best results.
Modern porcelain crowns are also designed to look more like natural enamel and utilise no metal which could slightly spoil the appearance of the new crown, despite being very tough. Ask your dentist about the benefits of dental crowns at your next appointment.