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Beautifully designed crowns are built with both aesthetics and strength in mind.

What is a crown?

A crown is necessary when the strength of a tooth is no longer sufficient to support its function on a daily basis. The crown acts like a thimble, shielding weaker tissues with something more robust. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile.

A protective crown is fitted over the prepared tooth by removing any damaged or unnecessary tooth structure with extreme precision.

What should I expect when getting a crown?

You will need two visits to complete your crown treatment. During the first appointment, existing teeth will be deftly shaped if necessary, and your dentist will take an intraoral scan of your mouth. These precise 3D images are sent to the dental laboratory, where your crown will be made.

The second appointment involves fitting your crown and ensuring that you are satisfied with your improved bite and smile.

Does a dental crown require extra care at home?

Dental crowns require no special care once they are set. However, oral hygiene is still essential since decay and disease can still occur. Our helpful team will show you how to clean around your crown as part of your fitting appointment.

How long do dental crowns Last?

The average lifespan of a dental crown is between five and ten years.
Generally, the lifespan of a crown depends on how much wear it endures. For example, the type of oral hygiene routine you use and destructive habits such as grinding your teeth, chewing ice, biting fingernails, or using them to open packages affect longevity.

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Claire Hughes Dental
  • Spencer House
  • L'Derry
  • Northern Ireland
  • BT47 6QA