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).
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If we’ve recommended a crown, it will be because it will be your best option for extending the life of your tooth.
At Maida Dental, 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 broader range of treatments if you feel a crown isn’t right. All you need to do? Just ask us for a second opinion.
From Victoria to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 23-minute tube journey using the Victoria and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is only a short walk from Maida Vale tube station.
If you plan to drive to our practice from Victoria, it’s only 3.2 miles away and typically takes around 19 minutes with heavy traffic.
Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).
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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.