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At German Dental Clinic, we specialize in providing top-tier dental crowns, tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Dental crowns are custom-fitted caps placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and aesthetic appearance. Whether you’ve experienced tooth decay, damage, or simply seek a cosmetic enhancement, our dental crowns offer the perfect solution.

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Dental crowns are custom-made caps that are designed to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. They are typically used when a tooth is damaged, decayed, or needs restoration to improve its appearance and functionality. Crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these materials. They are carefully crafted to match the colour, shape, and size of the surrounding teeth for a natural look.

The primary purposes of dental crowns include:

  • Restoring the shape and size of a tooth after significant decay or damage.
  • Strengthening weakened teeth, providing support to prevent further damage.
  • Improving the aesthetic appearance of a tooth, aligning it with the overall smile.
  • Covering dental implants to replace missing teeth.
  • Anchoring dental bridges securely in place.

The procedure for getting a crown usually involves a dentist preparing the tooth, taking an impression, and placing a temporary crown while a dental lab creates the permanent crown, which is then cemented into place during a follow-up visit. Dental crowns are a durable and effective solution that can last many years with proper care.

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Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for restoring and enhancing dental health and aesthetics. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Protection for Damaged Teeth: Crowns provide a protective cover for teeth that are cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened, preventing further damage and loss of the tooth.
  2. Restoration of Functionality: By covering a damaged or decayed tooth, crowns restore its strength, making it easier to chew and bite without discomfort or pain.
  3. Aesthetic Improvement: Crowns are crafted to match the natural colour and shape of your existing teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile. They can cover stained or misshapen teeth, offering a cosmetic enhancement.
  4. Durability: Made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys, dental crowns are durable and can last for many years with proper care, making them a long-term solution for dental issues.
  5. Versatility: Crowns are used in various dental procedures, including covering dental implants, anchoring bridges, and even as a preventive measure to protect a tooth at high risk for decay.
  6. Customization: Each crown is custom-made to fit snugly over the specific tooth, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit that feels natural in your mouth.
  7. Minimal Maintenance: Dental crowns require the same level of care as natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, without needing special maintenance.

Overall, dental crowns are a reliable and effective dental restoration technique that not only improves the functionality of teeth but also enhances oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.

What happens with your Dental Crown dentist at our London clinic

During your initial consultation at our clinic, we will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the best dental treatment options tailored specifically to your needs.

To craft your ideal dental crown, the process begins with taking a precise impression of your teeth. This mould is then sent to our trusted dental laboratory, where skilled technicians meticulously handcraft your new crown, ensuring that it perfectly matches the shade and contour of your natural teeth for a seamless look.

On your follow-up visit, we will carefully fit and securely bond the custom-made crown to your tooth using a high-quality dental adhesive. This not only ensures that the crown is firmly attached but also restores the full functionality and appearance of your tooth.

To start your journey towards a healthier, more beautiful smile with dental crowns in London, please schedule an appointment with one of our specialist dentists. We are here to evaluate the condition of your teeth and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that best suits your dental health needs.

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Consultation

You'll need to book an appointment with our dental practice team in advance. Please bear in mind that our schedule can often be quite busy so it's best to try book several weeks in advance, or better yet, immediately after your last appointment. Our team will book a convenient time for you. On arrival you will be asked to wait in our state-of-the-art practice until called upon by the dentist.

Treatment

We will take an X-ray to check the viability of the tooth. You might require a root canal treatment before preparing the tooth for a dental crown. During the first appointment, we will prepare and shape the tooth to make space and optimize the strength of the crown. We will then scan the tooth digitally with our intraoral scanner and send it to the lab, who will make the crown. Meanwhile, we will place a temporary crown to protect and function until the crown is made. At the second appointment we will remove the temporary crown and carefully check the function, fit and aesthetics of the crown, after which it is cemented firmly to the tooth.

Aftercare

Aftercare for dental crowns starts immediately after the procedure. For the first 24-48 hours you should continue to treat the crown as if it were temporary – avoiding sticky and chewy foods, and other actions that might dislodge it. Beyond that time, the crown should be cemented firmly into place and you can start to treat it as you would if it were a natural tooth. You may still experience some sensitivity in your gum around the crown, but this will usually fade over the first few weeks – consult your dentist if you have lasting discomfort that does not seem to be improving over time.

TYPES

Types of Dental Crowns

 

There are different types of crowns that can be used, full crowns or inlays or onlays, and can be made of different materials. Depending on the individual’s case and the wear on the tooth, our dentists will discuss the best options with you.

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SAFETY

What if my crown comes out?

In some cases a crown might only become loose, so it can be re-cemented and reattached easily. In other cases, a crown might fall out because it is damaged. In cases like these, we will need to make a new one.
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PRICING

How much do dental crowns cost in London?

At German Dental Clinic in London, we offer competitively priced dental crown and bridge treatments starting from £1,200, featuring top-quality gold and porcelain materials. Our clinic distinguishes itself through a combination of expert dentists, advanced technology, and a patient-centric approach, ensuring durable, precisely customised, and aesthetically pleasing dental solutions. Choose us for affordable excellence in dental restorations, backed by a commitment to patient satisfaction and lasting results.

  • Inlays/Onlays

    from £1100
  • Dental Crowns

    from £1200
  • Crown recement

    £150

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the crown be noticeable?

No the crown will not be obvious and every attempt will be made to match your other teeth. Sometimes photographs are taken to ensure the laboratory technician creates the best possible match. In rare circumstances the patient is advised to meet with the technician in order to get the ideal result.

A temporary crown, usually made in plastic, will be fitted at the end of the first appointment to last until the permanent one is ready.  These temporary crowns may be more noticeable, but they are only in place for about two weeks.

How is a crown made?

To prepare for the crown, the tooth will be sculpted into the ideal shape. This involves carefully removing most of the outer surface while preserving a strong core structure.

The thickness of the crown will precisely match the amount of tooth that has been removed. After shaping the tooth, impressions will be taken of the prepared tooth, the opposing jaw, and your bite to ensure accurate crown fabrication.

These impressions are sent to our dental technician, who crafts a crown that fits perfectly over your tooth. You will also need to visit the laboratory to ensure the color of the new crown matches your existing teeth accurately.

While your custom crown is being made, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth to protect it. Completing your crown treatment will require at least two visits to our clinic and one visit to the laboratory to perfect the aesthetic match.

How long will a crown last?

A new dental crown typically has a lifespan of 5 to 15 years. However, with meticulous care and maintenance, it is not uncommon for a crown to last much longer, potentially even a lifetime. The longevity of a dental crown largely depends on several factors including the material used, the placement of the crown, and your oral hygiene habits.

To maximize the lifespan of your dental crown, it’s essential to maintain regular dental health checkups. During these visits, your dentist can check the condition of the crown and address any potential issues early on. Additionally, good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and avoiding hard foods that could damage the crown, are crucial.

With consistent care, it’s possible for your crown to last between 25 to 30 years. This makes dental crowns not just a functional solution for dental restoration, but also a long-term investment in your oral health.

Why should missing teeth be replaced?

Replacing missing teeth is essential not only for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of your smile but also for improving the functionality of your mouth. When a tooth is missing, the gap that’s left behind can increase the strain on the adjacent teeth. This additional pressure can lead to a misalignment in your bite as the neighboring teeth may gradually shift into the empty space, altering how the upper and lower teeth come together.

Moreover, the gap from a missing tooth can become a trap for food particles, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease as bacteria accumulate and flourish. Filling this gap with a suitable dental restoration, like a bridge or implant, helps maintain the overall health of your mouth, prevents teeth from shifting, and reduces the risk of oral health issues.

What materials are used in our London dental crown treatments?

At German Dental Clinic, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of dental crown options, each meticulously crafted from the finest materials to ensure the perfect blend of durability, aesthetics, and functionality. Our crowns are precision-made items that are securely cemented over your tooth or implant, providing a complete and natural-looking cover.

Our Dental Crown Materials Include:

Zirconia Dental Caps: Recognized for their outstanding strength and durability, our Zirconia crowns are made from yttrium oxide-stabilized tetragonal polycrystalline zirconia. This material is known for its superior strength, with typical values over 900 MPa, making Zirconia crowns one of the toughest options available.

All Porcelain (Ceramic) Crowns: Ideal for those who prioritize aesthetics, our all-porcelain crowns offer a premium natural appearance. These crowns mimic the translucency and light diffusion properties of natural teeth and are strong enough to endure the demands of daily use, providing a beautiful, long-lasting solution.

EMAX (Lithium Disilicate) Crowns: At German Dental Clinic, we use EMAX crowns from Ivoclar Vivadent, a cutting-edge material that perfectly balances high aesthetics with remarkable strength. EMAX crowns are known for their excellent translucency and exceptional durability, with a flexural strength of 360-400 MPa, making them a top choice for comprehensive restorations.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns: Combining the strength of metal with the aesthetic appeal of porcelain, these crowns are a robust solution for restoring functionality. The porcelain is expertly bonded to a metal substructure, providing a strong base with a pleasing white finish. While offering durability, they also allow for color matching to adjacent teeth, though they are less natural-looking than all-ceramic options.

At German Dental Clinic, we are dedicated to utilizing only the highest quality materials to ensure that every crown not only meets but exceeds your expectations for aesthetic appeal and longevity. Whether you require a single crown or a more extensive restoration, we have the expertise and technology to deliver outstanding results.

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