The following are some of the most common reasons to have a crown fitted:
Our beautiful and long lasting crowns usually take 2 weeks to create at our trusted laboratory, however this process can be expedited in some cases where required. Therefore crowns require two appointments with the dentist.
At the first appointment, the tooth or teeth to be treated are numbed with local anaesthesia, which is used to block any sensations of discomfort. The tooth is then carefully shaped and any decay removed, following which a very advanced digital impression is taken to ensure a perfect fit for the crown. The tooth will then be fitted with a temporary crown to ensure comfort and stability of the prepared tooth.
At the next appointment, the temporary crown is carefully removed and the permanent crown gently placed over the tooth and tested for fit, comfort and aesthetics. Once any necessary alterations have been made, the crown is fitted with a high strength dental bonding agent, and you will leave our practice with a new smile.
It is with great sadness that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not permitted to see any patients in person. We will be operating reduced hours for a telephone advice service only.
If you are a registered patient of the practice and you have severe dental pain and facial swelling please call 020 8866 0362, between the hours of 9am and 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
If you cannot get through, please kindly leave a voicemail message and one of the team will call you back. We wish you and your loved ones good health and wellbeing during this difficult time.