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Feb 2019

Case of the Month February 2019

Our case of the month for February involves the replacement of a single front tooth crown. Although this may seem a simple process, the technical skill involved in achieving a great match to the adjacent teeth is incredibly high. A dental crown is often needed if a tooth is badly broken, decayed or has had root canal treatment. Heavily damaged teeth will not be able to withstand the everyday forces of eating, chewing or grinding and may split or fracture. If the fracture is below the gum level or between t… READ MORE
Oct 2018

Case of the month October 2018

Our case of the month for October is one which involves a fully customised crown. What is this, you may ask. Well, we mainly advise a fully customised crown for single front teeth where the aesthetics are incredibly important. Essentially, this technique is the very best we can offer in terms of aesthetic dentistry. The process involves: Full planning and diagnostic wax up if required. Initial shade testing at the laboratory to ensure the base shades are all correct Preparation of the front tooth and r… READ MORE
Jan 2018

Digital dentistry for dental crowns

We are now living in the digital age and dentistry is no exception to moving with the times and adapting to new technology. As our name suggests, we are progressive and implement new technology which has a real benefit for our patients. Recently, we have invested in the Trios intra oral scanner. This is simply a fantastic piece of equipment that has changed the way we work within only a few months of acquiring the unit. For example, let me discuss the workflow for a dental crown in the past: Preparation o… READ MORE
Sep 2013

All ceramic crowns- no black lines

In general, we adopt a metal free policy wherever possible. This is especially the case at the front of the mouth where aesthetics are highly important. We now routinely use all ceramic crowns for front teeth. The great advantage of these crowns is that with no metal, the aesthetics are excellent and there is no issue with the dreaded 'black' line visible at the gum level. The photograph below shows a super close up view of some front teeth. One of them has an all ceramic crown. Can you tell which one? W… READ MORE
Aug 2012

Dental crowns

Dental crowns are required to protect heavily damaged teeth, teeth will large fillings or teeth that have had root canal treatment. They are essential to maintain the function of the tooth and they will act as a natural replacement for the damaged tooth. Not all crowns are the same! Significant skill and care is required to firstly prepare the tooth for the crown and then fabricate the crown. If these are done well and the crown is well looked after, there is no reason why dental crowns cannot last for man… READ MORE


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