Our Dental Crown Procedure
If you are being fitted with a crown or cap at Parkfield, one of our dedicated, experienced dentists from our dental team will undergo proper tooth preparation to ensure your crown is an ideal shape. This involves removing a layer of the outer surface of your natural tooth.
A dental impression of the tooth is then sent to a specialist dental laboratory where your bespoke dental crown will be expertly manufactured to fit the size and colour of your real teeth.
Your dental crown tooth preparation may take one or two weeks before it is ready. If you’re worried about what to do in the meantime then don’t worry, our dental team always fits a temporary crown for you so that you don’t leave Parkfield Dental without a tooth.
Once you’re ready to have your new crowned tooth fitted, your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and prepare it for the upcoming procedure. Once it’s ready, a mould of your tooth is taken in a putty-like material so that your dental care technician can make a crowned tooth that fits perfectly.
At this second appointment, your dentist will take off the temporary crown and fix the new one permanently in place. Then you’re all done, your dental crown procedure is done and you’ll be leaving Parkfield Dental with a seamless crown and newfound confidence!
Do I need a Dental Crown?
It can be hard to work out if you need a dental crown procedure or not, there is lots of jargon and it can be hard to get a definitive opinion. We thought we’d make it easy and as simple as possible, so below are just a few reasons that you may need a crown fitted.
You may need a dental crown procedure if:
- You need to protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- A cosmetic modification is required
- You want to restore an already broken or damaged tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- A misshapen or a severely discoloured tooth needs to be covered
- You’re covering up or supporting a tooth that has a large filling when there isn’t a lot of teeth left
- You need to hold a dental bridge in place
- A dental implant needs covering
If you’re still unsure then feel free to get in touch with us to talk through your specific problem and we’ll be glad to help you from there.
Cost of Dental Crown procedures in the UK
If you’re considering dental crown work at Parkfield Dental, you may be interested in our low-cost payment plan that we can offer to help fund proper dental treatment or dental care. We offer Mendenta Finance interest-free over 10 or 12 months with anything over the cost of £600. If you have any questions or queries about the cost of dental crowns, dental care, dental fillings and the subsequent financing of them then don’t hesitate to call or email us.