Dental Crowns at Pearl Smile Dental Group

Restoring a broken or damaged tooth

A dental crown is also sometimes referred to as a ‘cap’. It is custom – made in a dental laboratory by a skilled technician to be an exact fit for your tooth.

Partial crowns (also known as onlays) are also possible. Sometimes it can be better to have an onlay

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How long will a Crown last?

The life span of a dental crown depends on many factors such as the type, and the wear and tear it receives as well as your oral health regime. It is reasonable though to expect one to last between five and fifteen years (possibly more). To assure a longer life span, we strongly advised not to grind your teeth or use excessive force on them in any other way. Naturally, a good regime of brushing and flossing should also be followed.

What is the procedure for having a Crown?

Initially, a consultation with the dentist will be required to assess you. One visit is required to prepare the tooth, take an impression and place a temporary restoration. The second appointment is usually 14 days later to fit the crown. In between these visits, you may need to visit us to ensure the colour matches.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
There should be no pain felt during the procedure as the surrounding area will be anaesthetised leaving it numb.

A dental crown can be used for many situations:

  • When a tooth has become particularly weak and is no longer repairable by filling it. In many cases the tooth would simply break if it were to be filled. A crown will restore the strength of the tooth
  • Broken teeth
  • To hold a dental bridge / denture in place – to mask badly a discoloured tooth
  • To place onto a dental implant where an original tooth has been lost
  • To protect a tooth after root canal treatment
  • To align teeth that are out of place
  • For a smile makeover

What are Crowns made from?

There are a variety of materials used for different dental crowns:

  • Porcelain bonded to metal: These are very strong but can show a metal line if your gums recede and look a slightly dull due to metal underneath
  • All ceramic crowns: These are metal free and very strong. As there is no metal to dull the appearance, they look very natural like the rest of your teeth
  • Gold/metal crowns: Are very strong and resilient but will look different to your natural teeth

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I've been attending this practice for many years now, & I stay with the practice as the quality of the dentistry is superb. The work Dr Nilesh Bhavsar has done for me over the years has truly been second to none, he is very precise and displays excellent dexterity. Years ago I was butchered by an emergency dentist elsewhere who did a terrible extraction leaving shards of broken tooth in my gums, following that I registered here - not only did Dr Bhavsar fix that but apart from regular check ups, fillings etc I've had a couple of challenging issues such as a very complex trapped nerve/ root canal - that I'd previously been told I'd need to see a specialist for - & a bridge (with false tooth) to fill a gap. The dentistry has been beyond anything I've received elsewhere in 40+ years & I am deeply impressed and beyond grateful for the skilled care. I never feel rushed and I always get suggestions/ feedback on where I need to brush better or less hard. I also bring my child here to see another dentist and am equally pleased with the care, patience & understanding shown. In recent times the practice has invested in some remodelling, which has opened up the building entrance and reception area and it has made a great improvement. New phone system and some new reception staff are other positives and on my first visit of 2023 I was really impressed with seeing the changes & the overall uplift to the feel of the practice which is now a better reflection of the most important part, the excellent dental care.
Ashley Sasa
The staff at Pearl Smile have always been great, very welcoming and friendly. After my orthodontic treatment I needed a great deal of work on my teeth to get that perfect smile that I’ve always wanted. Dr Nilesh Bhavsar has been one of the best dentists that I’ve ever visited and advised me for the right treatment that I needed. His confidence and expertise really gave me the comfort knowing I was in good hands, he is such a perfectionist in his work. Thank you to all at Pearl Smile, I do have those perfect set of teeth now!!
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Dr Bhavsar was excellent as always. Can't recommend enough.
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Been with them since a couple of years! Service is top notch. Very good dentists
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Just had my first crown fitted. Quick efficient and pain free. Been using this dentist for years and never been disappointed.