- Grinding or clenching your teeth is very common in many adults and can be very damaging.
- Tooth Grinding (Bruxing)
If you have broken down teeth, very dark and discoloured teeth or decay then a dental crown may be an option for you.
Patients often find they feel in better health after having broken down teeth restored to life with crowns, leaving them confident and with more self esteem - ready to face the world again with a smile.
What is a dental crown?
If your tooth has dental decay we will gently remove the disease leaving only healthy tooth structure. If the crown is for cosmetic reason we will need to reduce the existing tooth - however we keep this to a minimum ensuring we keep as much of your natural tooth as possible.
Once this has been done a dental crown fits over the remaining part of a tooth, helping to strengthen it and making it look like a whole, natural tooth once more.
There are a number of reasons why we may recommend them. Your tooth may be very decayed and not strong enough to be filled any more, the top part of the tooth may have been accidentally damaged, or you may need one following root canal treatment. Crowns are also sometimes needed to help support a dental bridge.
The material used to make crowns is natural-looking ceramic, which is strong, long lasting and virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. For crowns involving front teeth we can arrange a visit with a technician, constructing the crown to ensure perfect matching with any adjacent teeth.
We are pleased to welcome many people from the local North London areas to our practice including St Johns Wood and Hampstead.