Crowns are often described as a cap for your teeth we only fit high-quality ceramic crowns in our
private practice in Sheffield. These crowns are lifelike and extremely strong.
Crowns are fitted to strengthen weakened tooth structure, and if the defect in your tooth is greater than 50%, you should consider a dental crown as a filling requires a natural tooth to support it. The less natural tooth, the weaker that tooth will become. A crown doesn’t need a strong natural tooth as it goes over the top of the whole tooth and braces the structure together, making it a long-standing permanent solution when properly cared for.
At Mola Dental, we use a digital process and utilise the latest technology to get a precision fit, speed up the process and increase accuracy.
The process entails two appointments, ten days to two weeks apart. We scan your teeth and
prepare your teeth for the mould to go over the top. Your teeth are then digitally scanned, and we send this scan to a lab with sophisticated CAD/CAM software where they’ll design the crown, mill it and, to give it an authentic look and match it to your natural teeth; stain and glaze it by hand.
These crowns are made from E max – the gold standard porcelain material (from a functional and aesthetic perspective). In cases where we need increased strength (e.g., if you plan to be biting into apples or hard foods on a regular basis), we’ll use Zirconia.
As the procedure requires local anaesthetic and is pain-free, you’re fine to go back to work or school afterwards. You’ll be able to drive before and after, but your mouth will be numb after the
procedure – so no nipping to the coffee shop for a hot coffee.
There are three types of crowns, and during your first appointment, we’ll determine which one is best for you. An Inlay is the smallest type, and an Onlay is for larger procedures. Both are beneficial as they preserve the natural tooth and still provide the same benefits. Or, the third option is a full-coverage dental crown, which is most commonly used.