A healthy oral hygiene routine includes brushing and flossing twice daily and regular visits to your dentist that may involve having your teeth professionally cleaned or filling a cavity.
When a tooth has been damaged by decay or through an accident, it is possible to protect the integrity of your tooth by fitting a cover, known as a crown or a cap, over the remaining tooth. Crowns are also recommended for root canal treated teeth to protect the often weakened tooth structure. The unrestored root canal treated tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full crown restoration within a month of root canal treatment.
Under local anaesthetic the tooth is reduced in size by the same thickness as the final crown. An impression of your teeth and gums is then made and a temporary cap is fitted over the tooth until a permanent crown can be made by a dental laboratory. During your next visit, we will remove the temporary cap and bond the permanent crown onto your tooth.
Your brilliant new smile and make-over obtained with tooth-coloured crowns and bridges are super strong and beautiful, employing the latest in innovative technology. Everything modern dentistry can do for you.