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 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, which will be cemented onto the tooth. 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 cement the permanent full crown restoration onto your tooth.
You can open up for a brilliant new smile and dramatic make-over obtained with tooth-coloured crowns and bridges that are super strong and beautiful, employing the latest in innovative technology. Everything modern dentistry can do for your smile.