Crowns & Onlay

Achieve a flawless smile with our custom Crowns & Onlays in Tunbridge Wells, designed for durability, aesthetics, and the perfect fit

Repairing Teeth - Crowns and Onlays in Tunbridge Wells

Teeth become weakened through decay and perhaps previous old-fashioned dental treatment exacerbate the problem by the out-moded placement of wide fillings. These wide cavities leave thin walls of tooth-structure, which, under repeated chewing cause microscopic cracks that may eventually lead to the fracture of the tooth.

In cases where the fracture leaves too little tooth to hold a filling, the successful restoration of the tooth may require Crowns or Onlays in order to achieve a tooth strong enough not to break again.

Modern dental materials are available to produce All-Ceramic and Composite tooth-coloured crowns and Onlays that are extremely life-like, making those ‘chalky’ and false-looking crowns that leave a black rim at the gum line obsolete.

However, there are some situations where Fine Gold (high Gold content) alloys are extremely beneficial and your dentist will advise you on various appropriate options when you let him/her know your preferences.

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Crowns & Onlay

FAQ's

How do I look after/maintain my new dental crown?

Treat your new dental crown as if it were one of your natural teeth. Make sure you brush twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day. Minimise the consumption of sugary and acidic foods.

What Can I Expect After The Procedure?

After the procedure, there may be a little discomfort with the inlay or onlay, but many people adapt immediately to the new chewing surfaces. Sometimes the tissue around the work is sore or the tooth is temporarily sensitive to cold or hot foods. These minor problems should resolve themselves in one or two days. With the advice of your dentist and choosing an appropriate crown, you should have a new tooth cap that fits in naturally with your remaining teeth. But again, there are various factors to consider. Crowns in back teeth: If your crown is for your back tooth/teeth and will be barely visible, it may be reasonable to settle for a less expensive crown. Providing it gives you a solid functioning tooth, it may not matter that it looks a little less than perfect. Crowns in front teeth: If you need a crown in your front tooth/teeth that is always on display, your dentist may strongly recommend you pay more for a high-quality, beautifully sculpted porcelain.

How Is The Procedure Performed?

Crowns and onlays are performed using very similar procedures. Both require two trips to the dentist. At the first appointment, the dentist begins the procedure by numbing the area using a local anesthetic. The decay or damage is removed using a drill, preparing the tooth for its new surface. After all the damage is removed, a digital impression is made of the prepared tooth so the restoration can be cast in a form that will fit the tooth exactly. A temporary restoration is placed on the tooth to protect it until the laboratory makes the new structure and it can be bonded to the tooth. This can take about two to three weeks. Using the impression, a laboratory prepares the new tooth surface using gold, porcelain, or composite resin. Upon return to the dental clinic, the temporary restoration is removed and the surface is cleaned to prepare for the new structure. The dentist will then try the new restoration to ensure that there is a correct fit that doesn’t interfere with your bite.

Does it hurt to get a crown?

Getting your new crown should be a pretty painless procedure. We’ll thoroughly numb you around the area, so you shouldn’t feel a thing. At worst, there may be mild discomfort. Of course, if you suffer anxiety, please tell us before your appointment.

How long does a dental crown last?

The longevity of your tooth crown will depend on several things. And, a crown’s lifespan can vary – anything from 10 to 30 years. The material used will play a part. For example, gold or porcelain is more long-lasting than resin. Your dental habits also need to be considered. For example, if you grind your teeth or use them to open bottle tops, you may be asking for trouble! Having your dental crown placed correctly by a skilled, experienced professional is also essential. And finally, oral hygiene is imperative. If you let your gums or tooth roots get infected, you may compromise the health of your tooth, and your crown may need to be replaced.

What does a dental crown cost?

Dental crown costs vary depending on the type of material you choose and the manufacturing process.

What are crowns made of?

Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, such as: Resin Porcelain Ceramic Metal (such as gold) A combination of metal and porcelain (porcelain-fused-to-metal)

What is a crown?

As the name sounds, a dental crown is a shell-like device that fits or caps over an existing tooth. Crowns are versatile little things and can be used in several ways to restore a worn down, broken, or damaged tooth. They can hide a misshapen or discoloured tooth. And, they can hold a dental bridge or act as a tooth replacement with a single dental implant (attached by an abutment).

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What makes us different

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Calverley Dentist has received numerous five-star reviews, with patients praising their exceptional care, friendly staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.

An experience team that cares

We care deeply about our patients' well-being, offering compassionate service and personalised treatment plans to ensure optimal dental health.

Flexible 0% interest finance options

We understand that prices can be a worry for patients, so we offer the option to spread your costs out at no extra fee.

See why our dentists are loved by the locals.

We have a 100% completion rate with 5-star reviews from all of our patients.

"I’ve been going to Dr Patel for many years. He takes so much care in treating me. Even for someone like me who couldn’t think of anything worse than a dental appointment, he makes it all smooth and comfortable and before you know you are out of there with shiny new teeth! I also love that he has never tried to oversell a treatment, whatever he suggests always feels so genuine and much needed that I trust him fully. The hygienist was so pleasant too, as were all the other staff at his new practice."
Son S
1 month ago
"I had quite a few issues with my teeth. Incorrect leaking veneers and damage due to acid reflex. After a recommendation to see Dr Patel he put a plan in place for me for veneers and some crowns. The experience was always prompt and painless and well explained. My smile is always commented on and I have my confidence back. It was so good that my husband also went to see Dr Patel for his perfect smile. Veneers where needed and whitening for stained teeth. Superb dentist I won't go anywhere else now."
Hannah James
2 months ago
"Seriously love this place, the dentist was a scary place for me before. Now Dr Patel makes me laugh and feel so  comfortable. I enjoy it. He has also give me the best smile I have ever had with veneers. Highly recommend."
Sam Joyce
3 weeks ago
"Have started going to this dental practice in the last year, and have found the whole experience to be great. As someone who normally finds the experience a little scary (still as an adult), I felt completely at ease, with kindness and professionalism throughout the entire process - from the beginning with the receptionists, to the dentists and the nurses. I would absolutely recommend!"
Alya Lilani
1 month ago
"I’ve been going to Dr Patel for many years. He takes so much care in treating me. Even for someone like me who couldn’t think of anything worse than a dental appointment, he makes it all smooth and comfortable and before you know you are out of there with shiny new teeth! I also love that he has never tried to oversell a treatment, whatever he suggests always feels so genuine and much needed that I trust him fully. The hygienist was so pleasant too, as were all the other staff at his new practice."
Son S
1 month ago
"I had quite a few issues with my teeth. Incorrect leaking veneers and damage due to acid reflex. After a recommendation to see Dr Patel he put a plan in place for me for veneers and some crowns. The experience was always prompt and painless and well explained. My smile is always commented on and I have my confidence back. It was so good that my husband also went to see Dr Patel for his perfect smile. Veneers where needed and whitening for stained teeth. Superb dentist I won't go anywhere else now."
Hannah James
2 months ago
"Seriously love this place, the dentist was a scary place for me before. Now Dr Patel makes me laugh and feel so  comfortable. I enjoy it. He has also give me the best smile I have ever had with veneers. Highly recommend."
Sam Joyce
3 weeks ago
"Have started going to this dental practice in the last year, and have found the whole experience to be great. As someone who normally finds the experience a little scary (still as an adult), I felt completely at ease, with kindness and professionalism throughout the entire process - from the beginning with the receptionists, to the dentists and the nurses. I would absolutely recommend!"
Alya Lilani
1 month ago
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