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DENTAL CROWNS

Better, Stronger Protection

Crowns are designed to be a permanent solution to broken, weak or damaged teeth. The crown or ‘cap’ fits over the remains of the existing tooth and restores its original size, shape and strength whilst also improving its appearance.

We custom make each crown using either traditional methods or by using the incredibly advanced CEREC system which allows us to design, create and place your new crown in a single appointment, and without needing to make impressions!

The CEREC system is also ideal for creating inlays for replacing your traditional amalgam fillings with more natural looking white fillings.

Traditional Crowns

Once we have determined a crown is right for you we will book an appointment where we will take impressions and match the crown’s colour to your surrounding teeth. Then we will create your custom crown and have you return for another appointment where we will bond it into place.

You can also choose an all porcelain crown (made from metal-free technology) for an even more natural translucency and biocompatibility.

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CEREC - A Crown in a Single Visit

CEREC - Single Visit Dentistry

CEREC enables your dentist to insert incredibly natural looking ceramic crowns or partial crowns in a single session using the most advanced state-of-the art technology.

The results are a more realistic crown that’s custom made and inserted in only one visit- which means no uncomfortable impressions and no temporary crowns!

Quality & Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • Ceramic crowns look and feel more like a real tooth- no dark edges are visible like conventional crowns.
  • Ceramic is very close to the hardness of natural teeth, thus preventing wear of the tooth, which often occurs with other materials.
  • Ceramic is very well tolerated so allergic reactions are rare unlike other methods and materials.
  • The CEREC method is safe and gentle. Only the decayed tooth surface is removed, preserving the remaining healthy tooth substance.

Speak to your dentist to see which treatment is best for you.

The CEREC Advantage

Many people dislike having to bite onto an impression tray for several minutes which can sometimes cause a numb mouth or aching jaw. With the CEREC system we use a cutting-edge fully 3D digital camera that captures a highly detailed impression of your mouth and transfers it to a computer- all within a few seconds.

This 3D image is then used to design your ceramic restoration and in 30 to 40 minutes your new crown is ready for placement.

Finally, we fit, polish and bind your new ceramic crown to your tooth and that’s it.

No temporary crown and no return visit is necessary!

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CEREC - THE PROCESS

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Cutting Edge 3D Technology

CT Scans

At Gentle Dental we use CT Scans to produce highly detailed 3D virtual images of your mouth to ensure the best possible placement of your crown or implant.

The scan measures the depth, width and density of your jaw bone and helps us pinpoint the exact location of nerve canals and sinus cavities to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Using this fast, efficient and sophisticated 3D technology means you get amazing results faster with less time spent in the dentist’s chair.


FAQs About our CT Scanner

Q. What are 3D CT scans?

A 3D Computerised Tomography scan – or CT scan – is similar to an X-ray but it provides a highly detailed three dimensional image rather than a standard 2D- which allows your dentist the ability to examine the images from any direction

Q. How Long Does the Scan Take? Is It Painful?

The process usually takes only 10 to 30 minutes and you can rest assured that you will feel no pain whatsoever.

Are There Any Risks I Should Be Aware Of?

No, not really. However, like a traditional x-ray, a CT scan does involve exposure to some radiation. And although the levels of radiation are minimal, please be sure to tell your dentist if you might be pregnant before the process begins.

The CT Scan Advantage

  • Optimum accuracy- 3D images produced by the CT scanner measures bone depth, width and density as well as the location of nerve canals and sinuses
  • Precise Planning- Gives a fast, accurate diagnosis. It also helps us decide the best treatment for you
  • More Comfort- A 3D dental scan reduces the risk of drilling too deep or at the wrong angle
  • Outstanding Results- The insights given by the scan help determine whether bone restoration or a sinus lift is required. Unlike 2D X-rays, the CT scan can highlight more potential issues faster- which means lower risk, lower costs and a lower number of visits
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Eating with my old broken tooth was painful and it looked horrible. My new crown looks and feels like my own tooth.

FAQS ABOUT DENTAL CROWNS

Q. What is a Crown?

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’.

Q. Will I notice the crown? Will it look or feel different?

At first you may notice a slight difference- especially if the original tooth was cracked, broken or misshapen- but you will likely stop noticing it after a few days. Also, there are times when crowns may need a slight adjustment but otherwise it should look and feel strong, healthy and incredibly natural.

Q. Will the crown feel uncomfortable when fitted?

Because the shape of the crown will be slightly different from the shape of your tooth before it was crowned, you may be aware of it to begin with. Within a few days it should feel fine, and you will not notice it. The crown may need some adjustment if your bite does not feel comfortable, so you should ask your dentist to check and adjust it.

Q. Will my crown be permanent?

If you look after your crown there’s no reason that your crown shouldn’t last many, many years if not a lifetime. The crown itself is made of porcelain so it can’t decay but you must still keep the area around the crown clean, just as you would your natural teeth.

Q. How many visits are necessary to fit my crown?

For the fitting of a traditional crown you will need at least two visits: one for the impression, shade taking and fitting of the temporary crown and another to fit the permanent crown. Normally there will be a gap of 1 to 2 weeks between visits. If you are being fit with a CEREC crown everything will be completed in one visit.

Q. Is the procedure painful?

For both traditional and CEREC crowns we use a local anaesthetic so you should feel no more pain than you would when you get a filling- which is to say very little if any at all. If the tooth’s nerve has been previously removed and we are creating a post crown, it probably won’t be necessary to use an anaesthetic at all. Your dentist can answer any questions if you are unsure about the procedure.

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FAQS ABOUT CEREC

Q. What are 3D CT scans?

A 3D Computerised Tomography scan – or CT scan – is similar to an X-ray but it provides a highly detailed three dimensional image rather than a standard 2D- which allows your dentist the ability to examine the images from any direction

Q. Will the crown look natural?

The crown will be made to match your other teeth exactly. The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.

Q. How Long Does the Scan Take? Is It Painful?

The process usually takes only 10 to 30 minutes and you can rest assured that you will feel no pain whatsoever.

Are There Any Risks I Should Be Aware Of?

No, not really. However, like a traditional x-ray, a CT scan does involve exposure to some radiation. And although the levels of radiation are minimal, please be sure to tell your dentist if you might be pregnant before the process begins.

Q. What is the procedure?

The dentist will prepare the tooth to the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown. Once the tooth is shaped, the dentist will take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the opposite jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together.

The impressions will then be given to the dental technician, along with an appropriate shade and other information needed for the crown to be made.

A temporary crown will be made so that you can use the tooth while you wait for the crown to be made. This crown may be more noticeable but is only a temporary measure.

When we are happy with the fit and appearance of the new crown it will be fixed in place with special dental cement or adhesive. The cement forms a seal to hold the crown in place.