Patient in dentist chair smiling

16th July 2020

All About Dental Crowns

At Claregate Dental Practice, Wolverhampton, we carry out lots of different types of private dental care. One of our popular cosmetic procedures is dental crowns. In this post, we’ll talk through a bit about crowns and how to go about booking an appointment with us.

What’s a dental crown?

Your private dentist in Wolverhampton will recommend crowns for lots of different reasons. They’re a kind of covering for your tooth that give it a nice aesthetic while also protecting and restoring the tooth (for instance, if your tooth has been damaged). They can also be used to cover over an unsightly tooth, such as in the case of dullness, discolouration, or an odd shape. Finally, those with dental implants will know that a crown is the covering for the implanted aluminium root.

Why should I have one?

You’ll be able to use your treated tooth as normal, and thanks to our private Dentists’ clever tech, it won’t look out of place in your mouth because we can match it to the exact colour of your smile. This gives a natural result that most people won’t recognise as a tooth restoration. 

How long do they last?

Dentist at our Wolverhampton dental practice performing dental crowns

Dental crowns from our dental practice in Wolverhampton can last for the rest of your life, but there are lots of factors that come into play. For instance, if you don’t have a good oral routine, you have bad habits (such as teeth-grinding, pen-chewing or nail-biting) or you play sports without adequate protection (such as a mouthguard), your crown may need replacing in time. With regular check-ups at your private dentist in Wolverhampton, we’ll be able to keep an eye on things and let you know if a new one is needed. 

Are there any drawbacks?

None whatsoever. The only negative to having a crown – or other types of work such as veneers or implants – is that they can’t be whitened. 

Are crowns durable?

Yes. They’re made of porcelain, known for being strong, durable, and realistic!

What if I have a problem with my crown?

It’s possible that your crown can become damaged, either from an accident or injury, or from wear and tear – and, decay can still be a problem on the tooth itself. Pain, cracks, chips and wobbling are all warning signs that you need to get your crown checked out.

Why choose Claregate?

When it comes to private dental care, only the best will do. That’s why our patients trust our team of talented private dentists here at our Wolverhampton dental practice. Read our reviews to find out what others say about our care, and don’t forget to leave one yourself!

Get in touch with our Wolverhampton dentists

If you have any unanswered questions regarding dental crowns or simply want to book an appointment, please contact our helpful team in Wolverhampton and they will be more than happy to help you.

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.