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To restore the natural aesthetics and function of a tooth when it is severely worn down and needs a little bit more than a filling

Traditional Crowns

At Cherrytree Dental Care in Wantage, we can restore a heavily broken down tooth with a crown (you may know it as a cap). You are often used where it is not possible to restore a broken down tooth using more minimally invasive technique such as dental bonding or a white filling.

How do crowns work?

Your dentist will ensure you are completely numb and comfortable, they will then prepare the tooth for crown, this ensures that any decay is totally removed and that the new crown can fit over the top of your natural tooth, completely restoring it. Once the preparation has been done an impression will be taken, this is then sent to a dental technician who will create a mould on top of which they will make your new crown.

Whilst the technicians are making your new crown a temporary crown will be fitted to ensure the prepared to do is covered and that the ascetics are maintained.

2 weeks after you have the impression taken you will return to the surgery, you will be numbed again, the temporary crown will be removed and the final crown will be try again. This is your opportunity to have a look to ensure you are happy with the results, once you are completely happy the Crown will be permanently fitted using a special bonding resin.

How to achieve natural looking results

Crowns can easily be made to:

  1. totally transform your smile
  2. blend in with your smile

The choice is yours

What types of dental Crown are available?

Porcelain fused to metal. These types of crowns have been around for many decades now, they are some of the most commonly prescribed crowns. They have a high strength metal framework which has tooth coloured porcelain bonded to the outside. You won’t see the metal as it is on the inside of the Crown, but it’s there to provide support and strength for the whole restoration.

Metal free crowns. With the advent of modern technology it is possible to make a variety of metal free crowns. Some of these have high strength zirconia frameworks inside to support the porcelain, whilst others are made from high strength porcelain throughout. Metal free crowns can often look more athletic than porcelain fused to metal crowns as the light can transfer through them, this gives them an natural vibrancy and translucency.

Same-day dental crowns. In some situations we are able to make dental crowns in a single appointment, this then negates the need to have an impression, temporary crown and to wait 2 weeks for your final crown. Same-day crowns are made using the latest scanning 3-D CADCAM technology to digitise the process and mill your crowns in our milling machine.

Find out more about same-day crowns

If it is determined that you need a dental crown we will explain all of these options to you and give you the choice wherever appropriate.

Meet your dental crowns dentist

Dr Niall Hutchinson

Niall qualified as a dentist in 1987 from Queen’s University Belfast and spent his first four years working in Ireland. He has always continued to develop his clinical skills, being ready to stride ahead with the latest technologies and is one of only a handful of practices in the UK that use the Omni-Cam system for CEREC. This system allows him to provide same day crowns without the need to have uncomfortable impressions.

Niall wants all his patients to feel part of the family, to feel valued and listened to. He wants all patients to be able to access the best dental care with in great surroundings, supported by a motivated team.

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