You might be wondering, do I need a dental crown? Can I survive without one? As dentists, this is a question we receive often, 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.
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At Maida Smiles, we’re different from other dental clinics as we specialise in what we do. This means we can review your options before recommending a dental crown.
We’re your partners in maintaining your dental health and have the expertise to recommend a wider range of treatments if you feel a crown isn’t right. All you need to do? Just ask us for a second opinion.
As our practice is conveniently located near Central London (W9), we’re often the first choice for patients needing fast, seamless fixes to everyday oral problems like pulpitis, tooth decay or oral infections.
We serve patients in St John’s Wood, Shepherd’s Bush, Kensington, Chalk Farm, Islington etc, six days a week – we chose to close later on weekday evenings to be more flexible for our busy London patients.
There are some things you can delay and others can’t. If you’ve been advised to get a dental crown by Maida Smiles, you should not wait any longer.
Not following our professional guidance can often lead to more expensive and extensive treatments further down the line.
Problems often caused by delays include:
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.
Our expertise comes in 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.