Low-cost dental crowns provide a better-looking and stronger tooth. Find out more here about how dental crowns work.
A dental crown is one of the most common forms of dental work that you’re likely to come across, Some of your friends or family may well have them, but you won’t know it unless they’ve confided in you as they’re very natural-looking and virtually impossible to tell apart from your natural teeth.
But first, let’s take a look at what exactly a crown entails. Simply put, a crown is a dental solution that’s used when your dentist wants to improve either the appearance or the strength of a tooth – or a number of teeth, if necessary.
And if you know of anyone who’s had root canal treatment it’s almost certain that they’ll have had a crown as part of the overall solution.
How do crowns operate in practice?
Your dentist will often recommend a crown when your tooth is threatened by a very large cavity. It provides a level of support and protection that supports the overall tooth.
Crowns are also used when there is a lot of discolouring – possibly after a lifetime of smoking. Your dentist may decide that the tooth will simply never return to its former glory, so a crown will be recommended.
As its name suggests, a crown is fixed onto your existing tooth. It’s held securely in place using a form of dental cement. Once this has firmly bonded, it’s a highly durable and secure solution.
It’s a very painless procedure and your dentist will have carried it out hundreds of times before, so it’s all a very streamlined process.
What are crowns made of?
The porcelain crown is by far the most common form of this intervention that you’ll come across today – although it’s not the only substance that can be used by your dentist.
If you have any friends or family members who had crowns over a decade or so ago, you might notice that there’s a distinctive and unsightly metal line where the crown joins the gum. Dental treatment has come on in leaps and bounds since then, however, and as there’s no metal involved in a porcelain crown, you can rest assured that those unflattering metallic lines are very much a thing of the past.
The look of a modern crown is so life-like that your friends and family will be hard pressed to tell your crowns from your real teeth – no matter how close they get to them!
Are crowns expensive?
When you take into account that your new crowns should last you for as long as your natural teeth, the cost becomes very reasonable indeed. And if you don’t want to shell out the full amount at once, that’s not a problem. You can avail of our 0% Dental Finance, which lets you spread the cost over a number of months – but without any penal interest rates being charged for the privilege.
The solution to lost self-confidence
Here at MyDental, we provide crowns for a wide variety of patients – young and old, and from all walks of life. But one thing that they have in common is that they long for a bright, shining smile that will let them face the world with confidence.
And it’s not just about looking great – it’s also about having the confidence to crunch on that apple or order anything you want in a restaurant – without having to worry whether your tooth will stand up to the pressure.
Thanks to the special dental cement that we use, your crown is going nowhere, so you can be confident in any social or business situation.
Don’t give up on those damaged teeth yet
Even if you feel that your tooth is very badly damaged and with a very large filling, it’s amazing how successful a crown can be. So talk to MyDental today about any tooth that’s causing you to worry, and then talk to us about financing it for you at no extra cost