35 Grasmere Road, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL51 3PQ

 01242 515621

 

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Hello Everyone, we hope you are all staying safe at this time.

 

We are following all the government guidelines and taking all the safety precautions we can to ensure the safety of our patients and our team. This means that we will not be seeing vulnerable patients for routine check up if there is no pain.

 

We will be available for emergencies such as severe pain and swelling and some treatments, our phone line will be open to calls in the morning if you have any concerns. We are currently only seeing patients in the morning in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19. When we are not present at the practice we will leave our practice mobile number in the voicemessage if you need any urgent care.

 

Thank You,
The Team @ Hatherley Dental

 

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Dental Crowns

Restore the strength and shape of your tooth

 


 

 

A crown, sometimes known as a 'cap' is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore it's function and appearance.

 

 

Crowns are prescribed as a part of a treatment to restore teeth that have:

 

  • Undergone root canal treatment.
  • Severe tooth surface loss.
  • Poor aesthetic appearance.
  • To replace existing crowns with poor appearance.
  • To protect heavily restored teeth from breaking.
  • To restore broken down teeth and prevent further breakage.

 

Before we begin your treatment we′ll talk you through your options of course as we offer a full range of cosmetic dental crowns. For instance, if you require a crown at the back of your mouth you may prefer to opt for a hardwearing, less expensive crown made from ultra-durable dental composite. Alternatively, if you need a crown towards the front of your mouth you may decide to choose a natural looking cosmetic tooth-coloured one. Whatever type of dental crown is right for you, you can be sure that you′ll be very pleased with the results.

 

Preparation time will vary depending on the condition of the damaged tooth. The tooth will be reshaped, to ensure that once the crown is fitted, it remains the same size and shape as the natural teeth. It may also need to be built up with a filling first. A local anaesthetic is usually given prior to preparation, to avoid any discomfort. After preparation, an impression is taken of the tooth to be crowned and nearby teeth, using a soft mouldable material. This impression is given to a dental technician, who uses it to build your crown to the exact size and shape required. This will ensure that the crown fits comfortably. When using porcelain crowns, the colour will also be matched to the natural teeth.

 

The crown can last for many years if good oral hygiene is maintained, depending on the condition of the original tooth.

 

 

For more information on crowns book your initial consultation online or call us on 01242 515621.