Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer a way to restore a damaged tooth to full functionality, and can also help to restore a bright and healthy smile. Crowns offer the ability to get dramatic aesthetic improvements, and can also help to provide structural support for broken and damaged teeth, while also offering protection against further damage.

Dental crowns are a versatile dental solution that can restore function and good health, while also making a smile whole again.

If you are based near Carlow, and think you may need a dental crown or similar treatment please get in touch with us today.

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An understanding of dental crowns

The tooth can typically be seen as having two basic parts to it. There are the roots and nerves that extend beneath gum line, and there is the visible area above the gum line. When the tooth sustains damage or injury, or perhaps extensive tooth decay, a dental crown is needed in order to restore both the function and the aesthetics of the affected tooth.

Dental crowns can be made using a number of materials, and the type you receive will depend upon your unique needs. Some of the materials used include stainless steel, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or ceramic. In the majority of cases, patients prefer tooth-coloured crowns that will offer a wholly natural appeal once in place.

Custom-made dental crowns are made to offer a seamless look once they are in place, and they will match the size, and shape of your natural tooth. Once your tooth-coloured crown has been placed, it’ll be indistinguishable from your adjacent natural teeth.

Patients who are missing one or more teeth will find that dental crowns attached to titanium implants can help to restore a smile.

Woman showing her perfect straight white teeth.
  • Are dental crowns right for you?

    There are any number of reasons that patients may find themselves in need of being fitted for a dental crown. It is quite common for a patient who has undergone a root canal treatment, or an extensive filling, to be fitted with a crown. The crown will provide structural support to the remaining natural tooth.

    Patients who have a tendency to grind their teeth may have worn down and cracked teeth that can benefit from the addition of a dental crown.

    Dental crowns are used quite often with dental implants, to replace missing or extracted teeth. This will help to maintain an even smile, and of course even bite.

    extracted teeth so that the structural integrity and aesthetics of the teeth are maintained

  • The dental crown procedure

    Prior to the placement of your dental crown, you will be numbed with a local anesthesia so that you don’t feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. The tooth will then be prepared for the crown. If any reshaping of the tooth is required, this will be done while the tooth and surrounding area is numbed.

    An impression will be made, in order to create the model for the crown. An off-site lab will mill the crown, and you may be fitted with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

    Once your permanent crown has been created, a return visit to the office will be required. You’ll once again be numbed, and the temporary crown will be removed.

    The permanent crown will be bonded to your natural tooth, and any adjustments that are needed will be made at this point.

  • After care, for dental crowns

    With the right type of care, dental crowns can often last between 10 and 20 years. Brushing and flossing your teeth is an essential part of ensuring that you maintain your good oral health. Your dental crowns can be cared for much the same way as you would care for your natural teeth. Keep in mind that while your crown is not a natural tooth, it can still sustain damage if you don’t take care to protect it.

    If you are prone to grinding your teeth, it might be a good idea to consider a night mouth guard. Not only will this protect your remaining natural teeth from the pressure and wear of grinding, but it will provide a layer of protection for your new dental crown.

Assistant dentist and the patient in the clinic.

Does it hurt to get dental crowns?

Your dentist’s priority is always going to be ensuring your comfort levels. Your gums, effected teeth, and surrounding tissue will be numbed prior to any work being done on your teeth. At most, patients will feel a pinch when the numbing agent is injected. This discomfort will pass swiftly, and the numbing agent will soon start to prove effective.

You should feel little to no discomfort during any part of the procedure, including when your permanent crown is set in place.

Crowns are often used as a way to stabilise and further protect a tooth that has already undergone a significant amount of work. This can alleviate any pain that you may have otherwise been living with. Any discomfort felt during being fitted for your crown will pale in comparison to the pain you may have felt prior to treating decay and infection.

Examinations

  • Examination, Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
    €40
  • Examination for PRSI & Medical Card patients
    free once a year
  • Exam (child up to 12 yrs)
    €30

Cosmetic Treatments

  • Acrylic-based Dentures
    €400-€850
  • Metal-based Dentures
    €900-€1200
  • Crowns (tax allowable)
    €700
  • Implant Restoration (tax allowable)
    €1100 per unit
  • Free consultation for orthodontic treatments
    Free
  • Dental Veneers
    €700
  • Tooth Whitening
    €300

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