As hard as we try to avoid them, dental accidents happen, and broken or cracked teeth are one such mishap that we treat at our dental practice in Harlow. This blog shows you how our talented experts have been restoring damaged teeth with dental crowns – a time-tested solution to repairing smiles.

Why do teeth crack or break?

Your teeth are made of the strongest material in your body, called enamel, and is incredibly durable but not indestructible! Teeth can break or crack if subjected to extreme forces, like being hit in the mouth during a sports game or biting down too hard onto equally solid or sharp food. Teeth can also break from:

  • Tooth decay and cavities
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Blunt force trauma
  • TMJ disorder and jaw clenching
  • Weakened dental fillings

Repair your broken teeth with dental crowns in Harlow

Sometimes, a tooth break, crack, or cavity is large enough that a filling is no longer a viable option for repair. In that case, your Essex dentist might suggest a dental crown to cap your tooth and restore its function.

Crowns fit over damaged teeth like a hat and provide strength and protection for the remaining part of your natural tooth. They are permanently fixed in the mouth by being cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist. Besides strengthening the tooth, a dental crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.

Made from either ceramic or a combination of ceramic and metal, here at Lister House Dental Centre, we can custom design your crown based on your preference and the advice of your dentist. Fitting a crown usually takes two appointments at our Harlow dental practice. During your appointments, we will prepare the damaged tooth, smoothing it into shape to accommodate the crown (which is made in a lab based on your dental impressions), and cement your custom restoration permanently into place.

If you need a dental crown in Essex, or a replacement for an old restoration that is no longer fit for purpose, book an appointment at Lister House Dental Centre by phoning our friendly Reception team on 01279 423521/430101.