Liverpool Dentist12th July 2010
Injury and disease can affect the health of our teeth. Decayed or damaged teeth as the result of an accident or biting something hard can be very sore leading to further dental complications. If a tooth is cracked or has severe dental cavities it can easily become infected. This can be very painful if the infection begins to attack the dental nerve and can ultimately lead to tooth loss. For this reason it is important to repair damaged teeth before they are attacked by infection and disease.
One of the most tried and tested ways of protecting a tooth is to use a dental crown. Liverpool Dentist Khan Dental Clinic use crowns that are artificial caps cemented over the top of the existing teeth, covering all exposed above the gum. In this way acting as a barrier against further problems and also restore the structural integrity of the tooth.
Crowns have been used in dentistry for years. They can be made of a number of materials but have commonly been made from metal and porcelain. Although metal is obviously a very strong dental substitute, it suffers from a poor aesthetic quality and is often not liked by many patients. Porcelain however, looks a lot like natural tooth enamel, even having a slight translucent quality. Porcelain can also be especially selected to closely match the colour of the existing teeth with our Liverpool Cosmetic Dentist
New dental technology available at our Liverpool Dentist also enables them to make porcelain crowns in a fraction of the time previously needed. A crown could be the only way to protect your tooth and porcelain is one of the best materials to use to achieve this.