Dental Crowns Cheltenham

Our dental crowns or ‘caps’ are ideal for improving the appearance of your teeth, helping you to have a smile you feel great about.

A Crown, or porcelain crown, is a cap, cover or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth.

There are many reasons for crowning teeth. These can be due to aesthetic considerations but most are due to a lack of remaining tooth structure. Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits right over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth.

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What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, often known as a ‘cap’ are an artificial restoration that comfortably fit over the remaining part of a tooth, to make it robust and give it the shape of a natural tooth.

Crowns are a great way to repair teeth that have broken, have a large filling or have become weakened by decay.

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What types of dental crown are there?

Crowns are created from a selection of different materials. There are currently three popular choices for crowns; we have detailed them below:

What are the benefits of a dental crown?

Dental crowns are an ideal solution for restoring the shape, strength and appearance of a damaged tooth. Crowns are fitted to protect the most vulnerable part of the tooth by shielding it from potential damage. Therefore, after you have one fitted, you can safely use your tooth to chew without the risk of damaging what is underneath. A crown will fit tidily on the tooth in an identical way to a sewing thimbles fitting onto the fingertip – carefully over the top of a tooth.

Dental crowns are excellent at restoring the structural integrity of your mouth and bite. Unfortunately, when a tooth decays or breaks, it leaves an unwanted gap. This gap can eventually lead to more problems as it can easily interfere with your bite. By filling that gap with a crown constructed of resilient materials, your mouth’s proper structure will be restored to a healthy state.

How are dental crowns fitted?

1) The dentist begins by preparing the tooth for the procedure; this starts with removing the tooth’s outer portion to ensure the crown will fit correctly. Any decay is also removed. Your dentist may then build up the core of the tooth if additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown.

2) Next, an impression will be made from a mold or a digital scan of the tooth is created to provide an exact model for the crown.

3) It is possible that you will be fitted with a temporary crown while you are waiting for your new permanent crown to be crafted. This process will usually take less than two weeks. Throughout the time you have a temporary crown, you may find the tooth to be sensitive to hot and cold. It is advisable to avoid eating sticky foods during this period.

4) Once your new crown is ready, your dentist will place it in your mouth and then make any required adjustments. It is only once both you and your dentist are happy with how it looks and feels, will the crown be cemented into place.

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Before and After Photos

This lady had some failing veneers on her upper teeth and was very self conscious about her smile. I removed all of the old restorations and placed a combination of crowns and veneers on her top teeth. We whitened all of her teeth and I replaced the silver fillings in her lower jaw.

Photographs courtesy of Dr David Watson.

this older lady had failing veneers in her upper jaw that I replaced with a combination of crowns and veneers.

Photographs courtesy of Dr David Watson.

Patient Testimonials

When we moved to Cheltenham twelve years ago, we were recommended to Michael Shipway for our dentistry service. We have found him to be truly professional across the spectrum of remedial, preventive and cosmetic dentistry and sensitive in all that he performs. We have had several occasions where we needed emergency treatment and he has been responsive in giving us treatment – on at least two occasions over the weekend. We have no hesitation in recommending Michael Shipway... his interpersonal skills are of the highest order!

David & Penny H

We are grateful for the first class treatment that Stephen Wood provides. We know that he will always sort out any problem with the minimum of fuss – but with maximum efficiency and attention to detail. We really appreciate how he quietly talks us through each stage of any action he takes, and unfailingly takes the time to respond to any queries or problems we may have. It is such a bonus to have a dentist in whom we have complete faith and confidence, and for this reason we have recommended him to many friends in the past, and will continue to do so in the future. Anyone who is apprehensive about a visit to the dentist can rest assured that with his expertise their teeth are in safe hands.

Jane & Paul O

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