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Dental Crowns At Glenfield Dental

Dental Crowns are a way to strengthen weakened teeth or protect damaged teeth. 

Here at Glenfield Dental we have two methods of fitting a crown to a tooth. Traditional Crowns usually involve two visits where the tooth is prepared and impressions are taken, the crown is then fitted on the second appointment.

The second method is a same-day crown using the revolutionary CEREC technology which allows us to produce and fit the crown during your appointment.

Crowns can be made from a number of different materials, from plastic to ceramics and metals, e.g. gold. However, porcelain crowns are very popular at Glenfield Dental due to their natural appearance and incredible strength.

What is a dental crown?

A crown is a type of dental restoration that is designed to effectively cover a damaged tooth. At Glenfield Dental we will recommend a crown in cases where we need to:

  • Restore a broken or fractured tooth
  • Protect a weakened tooth from fracture
  • Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining
  • Cover a dental implant or attach a dental bridge
  • Cover and protect a tooth following root canal treatment
  • Cover a tooth that is discoloured or misshapen

The Procedure...

The procedure for placing a crown usually takes place in two appointments unless you choose a CEREC Crown. During the first appointment, we will prepare your teeth and take impressions so that your unique crown can be created in the laboratory by our highly skilled dental technicians. The preparation process involves reshaping the tooth to make sure that the crown will be a perfect fit.

You will leave the practice with a temporary crown and when you return for your second appointment we will fit your brand new permanent crown.

CEREC Omnicam®

This revolutionary treatment redefines high-tech dentistry and we are proud to have been providing it at Glenfield Dental since 2005. CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction, and the innovative system allows us to replace silver or amalgam fillings with composite ones, or restore broken teeth with crowns, veneers and porcelain fillings all in one single visit. It also reduces the need for tooth preparation, meaning that we can retain the structural integrity of your tooth and prolong its lifespan. Watch the video below to see how CEREC works.

How does CEREC Omnicam® work?

CEREC Omnicam® works by creating an immediate optical 3D image of your tooth. From this image, a virtual model is created. Then your new restoration will be designed through the use of a 3D computer-aided modelling system. The information will then be sent to a milling machine, where your ceramic tooth will be created with pinpoint accuracy in just a few minutes. During this time, you can make yourself at home in our relaxing waiting room.

Advantages of CEREC Omnicam® include:

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