Dental crowns are protective caps that wrap around the whole tooth. They are only really used to replace old crowns or restore heavily decayed teeth. Our team are highly trained to ensure the final aesthetic appearance of the crown will seamlessly match to the adjacent natural teeth.
Due to advancements in technology, our dentists will almost always use all porcelain crowns. Our dentists have had extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, including restoring teeth with all porcelain restorations, so you know you will get a long lasting, natural looking crown.
I have been a patient for 21 years and have always seen Dr. Surrendra and I'm convinced that he is the best dentist. His treatments are always pain free and he explains everything in detail. I have recommended the practice to so many people at work and all of them have had a great experience.
Prior to when I started attending Battersea Preventive Dental Practice about eight years ago, I had for many years been to two leading London dental hospitals and, more recently, been treated by dentists at Regent's Park and in Harley Street. The standard of dentistry and treatment I have received at B.P.D.P. far exceeds anything in my previous experience.
I've found the reception staff friendly and helpful at all times, the phone service very quick and supportive (not always guaranteed at some places) and the dental care I'm receiving is patient, well-explained, consultative (I'm given the choices and given the chance to choice rather than just being imposed upon) and effective. I've made Battersea Preventive Dental Practice my dentist of choice.
The lifespan of a crown depends on how well it is looked after. While the crown itself cannot decay, the edge where the crown joins the tooth can. By keeping this area clean and practicing good oral hygiene you can prolong the lifespan of your dental crown.
Crowns are very strong and usually last over 10 years as long as they are placed with careful planning and maintained well by the patient. Generally after many years, crowns tend to lose their lustre and may need to be placed due to aesthetics reasons.
Black margins are a common aesthetic problem when crowns made of metal underneath ceramic are used. As Our dentists will almost always use all ceramic crowns, this problem will not occur, and the entire tooth will be hidden under your beautiful new crown.
After a careful clinical examination and once the gap has fully formed, our dentist will very conservatively prepare the adjacent tooth and take all the necessary photographs and possibly ask our expert ceramist to attend this appointment to ensure a perfect shade match. After this first appointment a temporary bridge will be fitted, then a week later the final bridge is fitted onto the adjacent tooth.