A Dental Crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a tooth or dental implant and it is typically fixed to the tooth using traditional dental cement. Crowns are recommended to cover teeth that are damaged, broken or worn down (Crowns are also considered to be a full Dental Veneer). In some cases where your existing teeth are abnormally shaped or you are unhappy with the general appearance of them they can be recommended for a smile makeover. Crowns can be sculptured to match your existing teeth, close gaps (bridge work) or create a new smile makeover. They have a longer life span when compared to other dental treatments such as Veneers & Lumineers. This makes them not only an alternative but a better investment. Dental Crowns can be aesthetically fabricated to reflect “light” like natural teeth, and mimic the shape, size and colour of the surrounding teeth. Your natural tooth underneath is preserved, protecting your natural tooth and gums for a longer period of time.
Lava™ Crowns have a very natural finish. These types of crowns are reported to be better looking aesthetically and stronger than Zirconium Porcelain Crowns. The advantages of Lava™ Dental Crowns is shown below:
Excellent aesthetics and translucency. Outstanding marginal fit, superior strength of zirconium with high fracture resistance. A perfect solution for bridgework as an alternative to a Dental Implant, proved by a successful 3-year clinical trial.
The materials used make Lava™ Crowns highly natural, to mirror the rest of the teeth in the mouth. It is the design and materials used that make this type of Crown extremely strong, as strong as gold or porcelain-over-metal yet without leaving the grey staining around the gums. Lava™ Crowns are more expensive than regular Crowns however this is a Crown that is going to be in your mouth for a long time, possibly a lifetime, so why not take the best option available and choose Lava™ Crowns for your dental restoration, it will benefit you in the long run.
The aesthetics and biocompatibility of Lava™ restorations represent the optimum in all-ceramic systems. Many cosmetic dentists today are shifting towards the use of Lava Dental Crowns. They are surprised by the results – Excellent clinical margin, fit and stability, and superior aesthetics. Preparations require removal of less tooth structure, and cementation can be accomplished using proven, conventional techniques.
If you want a natural and lasting change to your smile while the tooth enhancing the tooth shape, then Lava™ Crowns can reshape and whiten your teeth and improve your smile dramatically.
We offer an excellent price for Lava™ Crowns as we have the Lava™ Porcelain blocks in our own clinic we do not have to cover the cost of outside laboratory fees. Our in clinic Cad Cam CEREC® Technology works with a 3D Scanning machine and computer assisted smile design technology to create or restore your teeth with perfect precision. The advantage is that you only need one dental appointment (45 minutes per tooth), the end result is more natural in appearance and they are also very strong. First we prepare your new smile design on the CEREC® Computer System and you have an opportunity to review the design and request changes according to your preference. You can also bring a photograph or picture of a smile that you like and we can copy the design. Our Cosmetic Dentists have a wealth of experience with the technology and will create a design that suits your mouth and face shape.
The cost per Lava™ Crown is: £
During your initial consultation you will be asked to choose your colour preference of your new Crowns. You can choose brilliant Hollywood white or a more natural white a few shades darker. The choice is up to you depending on the appearance you prefer. If you are only having crowns on one or more teeth the dentist will match the colour with your surrounding teeth. If you are planning an overall brighter, whiter smile you can combine the treatment with Teeth Whitening.
Is the procedure painful?
No, you will have an injection to numb the area so you will not feel anything while your natural tooth is being prepared for the procedure. It should feel no different to having a filling.
How do I care for my dental Crown?
The Crown itself cannot decay, but decay can start where the edge of the Crown joins the tooth. Therefore, to prevent decay affecting the Crown, it is important to keep this area just as clean as you would your natural teeth. Brush two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing is also very important to ensure the area between the Crown is clean.