Dental Crowns

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are protective caps that wrap around the whole tooth.

What are crowns made of?

 Due to advancements in technology Dr. Dev Patel will almost always use all porcelain crowns. Dev has had extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, including restoring teeth with all porcelain restorations, so you know you will get a long lasting, natural looking crown.

Why would I need a crown?

Crowns are indicated when teeth are heavily broken down, heavily filled or when teeth are severely discoloured. In addition they can be used to strengthen teeth, close gaps, straighten teeth, and restore worn down teeth. They can either be placed on one tooth or on multiple teeth to improve the appearance of a smile for a smile makeover case. Have a look at some cases Dr. Dev Patel has completed using Dental Crowns

How long do crowns last?

Crowns are very strong and usually last over 10 years as long as they are placed with careful planning and maintained well by the patient. Generally after many years, crowns tend to lose their lustre and may need to be placed due to aesthetics reasons.

Will I get a black margin?

 Black margins are a common aesthetic problem when crowns made of metal underneath ceramic are used. As Dr. Dev Patel will almost always use all ceramic crowns, this problem will not occur, and the entire tooth will be hidden under your beautiful new crown.

How is the shade matched?

Dr. Dev Patel has taken a special interest in shade taking and use the latest technologies in dentistry to ensure the perfect shade match is achieved every time. In more complex cases Dev will bring his world-class dental ceramist to come into the surgery to confirm the shade match.

What is the clinical procedure?

After a careful clinical examination, Dr. Dev Patel will prepare the crown and take all the necessary photographs and possibly ask his expert ceramist to attend this appointment to ensure a perfect shade match. After this first appointment a beautiful temporary crown is placed and then a week later the final crown is fitted onto the tooth.