There are several reasons you may need a crown fitted on a tooth. The most common include capping a fractured, or broken tooth, decayed teeth, large fillings or for cosmetic reasons.

A crown is a type of cap that is fixed over a real tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are made from either metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials and are designed to blend in with your teeth.

Fitting a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we will take impressions (moulds) that will be used to create the crown. This mould will also be used to create a temporary crown. Your dentist will remove any decay and shape the old tooth down before fitting the tooth with the temporary crown. Your temporary crown will remain in place until your second appointment.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown fitted, ensuring the spacing and bite are accurate.   

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COVID-19 Update

Worthing Road Dental Practice is open. However, we may prioritise the vulnerable or those with the most urgent need. Get in touch with the practice if you need any advice.

There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At WRDP we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.

If you are worried about your attendance, please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.

We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.

Before you arrive:

According to NHS England Standard Operating Procedures, all patients now have to complete a COVID-19 Health Screening form before arriving for every appointment. We will also ask you to update your medical history, personal details, complete an oral health survey, etc. Therefore, we will email or text you a link, where you can complete all the forms. No need to print or sent anything back to us, it is all electronically uploaded.

You must wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional.

We will continue to check your temperature and if this is above 37.8C, you will be advised to rebook your treatment and to follow government guidelines. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines.

As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.

The treatment rooms will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.

Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Worthing Road Dental Practice Team

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