Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to cover teeth that have been damaged or in need of repair. They’ll strengthen the tooth’s ability to function, while also improving shape and aesthetics. Whether the tooth has been damaged as a result of decay or injury, any tooth that has experienced some form of damage or trauma will need to be protected from additional decay. This is where Tooth Crowns come in, they serve as a cap that fits perfectly over the tooth protecting it from further damage.

Crowns can offer a natural look and will also provide you with the same strength that you’d experience with your natural teeth. They are a great restoration option.

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Aesthetic Benefits

In addition to helping with the stabilisation of teeth that have been compromised, crowns can also help patients with getting a beautiful straight smile, adding a cosmetic bonus.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, whether it’s intended for a front tooth or a molar, is a cap that is custom-fit over a natural tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or has been chipped or cracked. The tooth cap will protect the tooth from further decay and damage, and will restore functionality for you so that your bite is not thrown off.

In addition to helping with the stabilisation of teeth that have been compromised, crowns can also help patients with getting a beautiful straight smile, adding a cosmetic bonus.

Crowns can be made using porcelain or resin or from an alloy. They can be designed to mimic the natural colour of your teeth so that your results are beautifully natural. Alloys are typically a fair bit stronger than porcelain so they are often used for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to metal can create strong and aesthetically pleasing results.

Your dentist here at Forster Court Dental will discuss your options with you so that you can choose the right option for you.

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Crowns can offer a natural look and will also provide you with the same strength that you’d experience with your natural teeth. They are a great restoration option.

What to expect when getting a crown on a tooth?

It should be noted that only healthy teeth should have a crown placed. If there is any decay or possible damage to the tooth, then it should be repaired by your dentist. Working with your dentist you’ll be able to discuss your dental health goals, and develop a treatment plan that’ll meet all of your needs.

A tooth that has been cracked or chipped should not take long to repair and heal from the treatment. If you need root canal therapy, then the process may take a little longer. Once teeth are healthy, an impression will be made so that you are assured of the perfect fit and bite restoration.

Before you leave the clinic, you’ll have a temporary crown placed over the repaired tooth. This will offer it protection from damage until your permanent crown has been created for you.

When the permanent crown is ready to be placed, you’ll return to the dentist’s chair for the fitting. Any small adjustments will be made if needed, to ensure that you have a natural bite and a comfortable fit. The crown will then be permanently bonded to the tooth.

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What concerns can crowns be used to treat?

Dentists typically recommend that crowns are used to cap teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. They may also be used to reinforce and protect weak teeth from cracking or breaking.
Have you had a chipped tooth repaired? Chipped or cracked tooth repair will help to keep the tooth from falling victim to decay, but the repair alone will not protect the tooth or restore its functionality. A tooth cap will give you that protection and functionality restoration.

Crowns can also be used on healthy teeth to reinforce them for the purposes of affixing a functional bridge. Teeth that are misshapen, slightly misaligned and are stained badly can be fit with crowns, to get the cosmetic result that you’re looking for.

What options are there for crowns?

Working with your dentist, you’ll be able to determine which crown is the best option for you. The option that will work best for you will depend largely on the reason for needing the crown and the intended location of the crown.

Porcelain fused to metal can offer the strength needed, while the porcelain provides that beautiful flawless natural look that you need.

Tooth Fillings are alternatives to crowns, but are only suitable to repair a somewhat small area. If the tooth is cracked or has a larger area that needs treatment or stabilisation, then a crown is the best option.

Are there advantages to getting crowns?

Without a crown in place, a tooth that has undergone extensive restoration or repair is going to be highly susceptible to damage and decay. Crowns can protect teeth and restore both your bite and your smile.

Crowns can also help with a number of cosmetic concerns, and are often a less permanent option than getting fitted for veneers. The primary function of crowns is to strengthen, protect, and improve the appearance of a damaged tooth.

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Price List : Crowns

Dental crowns€950.00
Glass fibre/metal post (includes core build up)€250.00
Fibre-reinforced Crown Buildupfrom €250.00
Core build up€150.00
Porcelain veneer€850.00
Dental bridge From 950.00 per unit
Study models/wax upPriced accordingly
Composite Veneer / Bondingfrom €300.00 per tooth

How much do Crown cost?

At Forster Court Dental we recognise that the costs of treatment are often what keep patients away. We offer clear and upfront competitive pricing that will help each patient to make an informed decision about the treatment or dental solution that is needed. To learn more about what we can offer, make an appointment today.
Restoring your smile starts with a consultation with your dentist. Crowns offer a way to protect teeth that have been treated, while also offering a seamless and natural look to your smile. Book your first appointment online or call our Galway clinic at 091562223.

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