Dental Crowns & Veneers
If your teeth are chipped, fragile or cracked, your dentist may recommend crowns or veneers, depending on the nature and extent of the damage to your natural teeth. Both treatments are highly effective and affordable at Dee Kay Dental in Gainsborough and Sheffield.
What are Crowns?
Also known as ‘caps’, crowns fit over the top of a prepared tooth to strengthen and support it. The crown itself is shaped like a natural tooth and can be made from metal, porcelain or ceramic: your dentist will recommend the most appropriate material for you based on a number of factors including where the crown is to be located.
Crowns are usually recommended if your natural teeth cannot be repaired with fillings after they have been weakened or damaged by:
– Very large fillings
– Root canal work
Crowns are also a popular form of cosmetic treatment as part of a smile makeover to give you natural-looking yet uniform, white teeth.
Crowns can also be fitted to a dental implant if your natural tooth is missing or too weak to support the crown. To find out more about our dental implants, click here.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are often compared to fake fingernails. They are wafer-thin shells custom-made to fit perfectly (and permanently) over the front surface of your teeth. They are used to correct minor imperfections in the appearance of your natural teeth such as:
– Heavy staining
– Discolouration caused by large amalgam fillings
– An uneven bite
Veneers can also be used as part of a smile makeover to give you a straighter, whiter smile.
Crowns and Veneers at Dee Kay Dental
We offer crowns and veneers at our Gainsborough and Sheffield practices; our skilled, experienced dentists will discuss all suitable treatment options with you and recommend the best way to achieve your desired results with the least intervention.
The materials we use are all entirely safe and of the highest quality.
Crowns and veneers can be fitted to one or more teeth. If you have several missing teeth (or need several teeth to be extracted), your dentist may recommend that you be fitted with a bridge instead, which is made up of two or more tooth-shaped crowns attached to your remaining teeth (or dental implants) on either side of the gap. Your dentist can also discuss dental implants to permanently replace missing teeth.
If you are interested in a smile makeover or dental implants alongside your crowns or veneers, your dentist can give you a personalised treatment plan and full costing so that you can make an informed decision about which treatments to select.
How are Crowns and Veneers Fitted?
You will usually need two separate appointments. At the first, your natural teeth will need to be prepared by your dentist. This will usually be carried out under a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort, though this may not always be necessary if you need veneers, since minimal preparation is required.
Once your teeth have been sculpted and are ready to receive your crowns or veneers, your dentist will take impressions or use our innovative iTero machine to take a 3D scan of your mouth and teeth. This impression or scan will be used to create custom-made crowns or veneers that will perfectly fit over your natural teeth (or dental implants).
You will then need to return for a second appointment at which your bespoke crowns or veneers will be fitted using a permanent adhesive that will ensure that they stay in place. You will then be able to eat, drink and clean your teeth as normal.
Your crowns or veneers will look, feel and act just like natural teeth and if you take care of them they can last for the rest of your life. Your dentist will offer advice on optimal oral hygiene to help you to keep your crowns, veneers and natural teeth in top condition.
How Much Do Crowns and Veneers Cost?
At Dee Kay Dental, crowns and veneers cost from as little as £445. Your dentist will be able to give you a quote based on the extent of preparation, materials required and anticipated treatment time so that you can decide whether or not to proceed.
Our prices are competitive and we will never carry out work that is unnecessary – we will always recommend the least-invasive treatment that will work effectively and resolve your particular dental problems.
Get in Touch
To find out more about crowns and veneers, call us today or complete our Smile Evaluation form and one of our helpful team will contact you to arrange a convenient appointment or answer any questions you may have.