Wearing a gum shield at the time of this accident would have almost certainly prevented most if not all of this damage. Fortunately at the Dental Health Centre in Grantam, Lincolnshire we have the skills and technology to make new crowns while you wait. Not like old school surgeries where a runny impression is taken, then temporary crowns fitted that don’t really look very nice and have the tendency to fall off. Two to three weeks later the crowns are back from the laboratory and they are then fitted.
Many dentists still use crowns with a metal core that means the crowns often looks lifeless and a dark band where they fit to the tooth is an aesthetic problem waiting to happen. We have the technology to make strong, good looking crowns just like these. Hopefully you will not be in an accident and need this type of work but even for a chipped back tooth we can make a very strong Emax all ceramic crown in around an hour and a half.
A good quality custom-made gum shield can be made for around £70. Cheap when compared to the damage that could have been prevented on this occasion.