Porcelain & Ceramic Crowns in Glasgow
Do you have a broken, decayed or a badly damaged tooth?
Have your teeth been weakened by a large filling or decay? Would you like to improve the appearance of your current teeth and start eating with confidence? The award winning Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow can help you to select the right treatment option and make your smile healthy and irresistible. One of the treatment solutions suitable for fixing heavily broken or damaged teeth are dental crowns.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown or a tooth crown is a tooth shaped material usually made of porcelain, metal or a combination of both and placed on the tooth. Dental crown is often referred to a dental cap. This is because a dental crown is a type of a dental restoration that covers a part or the entire tooth. It helps to strengthen the tooth, improves its appearance and position as well as gives it a natural shape.
What are the main benefits of dental crowns?
- Dental crowns can restore cracked, misshapen, broken or discoloured teeth.
- All-ceramic crowns are stain resistant.
- All-ceramic crowns look natural and healthy.
- Dental crowns placed at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow are durable and strong.
- Dental crowns are comfortable, stable and don’t irritate the gum line.
- Unlike dentures, dental crowns stay in the same place and don’t slip.
Why choose dental crowns at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow?
At The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow we use the most up to date technologies and materials offering you a stronger and healthier metal free dental crown alternative. We provide all-ceramic crowns that are produced using CAD/CAM computer technology which is based upon 3D design. Not only are ceramic crowns stronger, but they actually look like natural teeth. Just look at the photographs in our case studies to see the difference.
All-ceramic crowns placed at the Berkeley Clinic can strengthen your teeth and make them look natural. We use a cutting edge CEREC 3D technology that helps to preserve a structure of the healthy pieces of a tooth whilst replacing the weak areas with materials that are almost as strong as the natural tooth tissue itself. CEREC 3D is a durable and safe digital technology that allows us to place crowns in a day. This means that you won’t have to wear temporary crowns or keep coming back to the clinic for a second or a third appointment. One visit crowns enables us to fix damaged or broken teeth fast and efficiently.
If your tooth is weakened by a large filling or a decay, a dental crown may be an ideal treatment to restore and protect your tooth. The alternative treatments include dental implants, veneers and a dental bridge. Book a consultation with our clinical care team in Glasgow and see how we can help you.
What materials are dental crowns traditionally made of?
Traditionally dental crowns have been made from metal and would have porcelain layered on top to try to give a natural looking tooth effect. Because the metal from the crown is dark grey generally this would be seen through the porcelain in particular around the gumline. You may have a crown that looks like this already or know someone that does. The reason that crowns where traditionally made from metal was to provide support for the weak porcelain on top.
One of the oldest materials used for the dental crown restoration is gold. Nowadays gold is mixed with other types of metal in order to strengthen the tooth and to make a dental crown restoration more durable. However, gold alloy dental crowns are not as popular anymore due to its unnatural golden colour.
To find out more contact our award winning dental clinic in Glasgow and ask about the benefits of the ceramic crowns.