Dental Crowns Glasgow
Dental crowns, or ‘caps’, are tooth-like shells that are bonded over carefully prepared existing teeth. This can be applied to either a set of teeth, or one individual tooth, and are fitted on the individual tooth much like a thimble over a finger. Crowns act to restore or improve the natural teeth, and are usually required when teeth have been extensively weakened or restored, or if a tooth is cracked or broken. Crowns make a viable alternative to fillings on teeth where there is no longer sufficient tooth structure to support a filling.
Crowns are conventionally made of porcelain fused to a metal substructure – however the latest advances in cosmetic dental materials have upgraded these to the development of metal-free, ceramic tooth crowns. This absence of metal allows for the construction of highly aesthetic, biocompatible tooth crowns that imitate the characteristics of a natural tooth seamlessly. If well-constructed and accurately fitted, these crowns can last many years.
David Cashel’s meticulous approach to fitting crowns involves careful preparation and accurate tooth impressions. The tooth crowns are then crafted on an extremely tough ceramic core to ensure high quality, resilience and microscopic accuracy for each individual tooth. With our state of the art technology this can be done in one visit.
The preparation, fabrication and fitting of our crowns is extremely labour intensive because the success of the restoration is highly dependent on the microscopic accuracy of the fit, the formation of a hermetic seal to exclude oral bacteria, and the materials and technologies to achieve lifelike aesthetics.