You might be wondering, do I need a dental crown? Can I survive without one?
As dentists, this is a question we often receive, and it’s an entirely fair question to ask, as crowns are one of the pricier restoration options (for a good reason).
However, if we’ve recommended a crown, it will be because it will be your best option for extending the life of your tooth.
We’re your partners in maintaining your dental health and have the expertise to recommend a broader range of treatments if you feel a crown isn’t right. All you need to do? Just ask us for a second opinion.
At Maida Smiles, we can often make the impossible happen – even if other clinics have classed your case as impossible.
Our clinic is located near Harley Street (WG1) and surrounding areas across Central London (WC1), such as Marylebone and Fitzrovia.
“I highly recommend this practice. I am not a big fan of going to the dentist, especially not for a root canal, but they reassured me, explained every step of the procedure and helped me to be a bit more relaxed during the whole procedure. Professional and specialised dentists. I will certainly continue to use their services.”
Judith van Gestel, 08/01/2021
If you experience tooth pain when you bite down, it’s more than likely that your tooth is cracked. If this is correct, the condition is severe and will need to be rectified with a crown immediately as, unlike broken bones, fractures in teeth do not heal.
When a crack is a vertical line travelling to the gum line, your tooth likely needs a full-coverage crown.
If the crack reaches below the gum line, you may require a root canal with a dental crown or tooth extraction as a last resort.
Where our expertise comes in is differentiating between a cracked tooth and a crazed one. Craze lines are standard but not harmful, with most adult teeth having some.
These craze lines are stress lines, which do not always indicate the need for a crown as they do not always affect the tooth’s structural integrity.
When to be wary of these craze lines is when they exhibit deep stains or are very long, suggesting a developing crack.
To be confident in our diagnosis, we invite patients to look at our findings with inter-oral photographs or hand-held mirrors.
From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).
If you plan to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.
Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).