Having made this trip a few times now I'm not at all nervous but just excited.
I had already seen my new crown briefly on my last appointment as it sat on the side in a mould of my jaw.
You can clearly see the shape is better, the crown no longer sticks out like the old crown and the pink porcelain at the base allows the tooth to sit lower in line with the teeth either side.
Once in the chair my temporary crown was taken off and the whole area was thoroughly cleaned.
My new crown was screwed into place to check that it fitted perfectly.
I was shown in the mirror to check and was so happy with how it looked.
Veronica then prepared the special tooth cement that is used to make sure the crown is completely secure and then the crown was tightly screwed on.
Because of all the precise measuring and moulds that had happened over the previous weeks the crown fitted perfectly.
The pink porcelain that I was concerned would look ' too pink' blended in nicely to my natural gum.
If you look very closely you can see there is a slight difference but you would need to be pretty close and extremely observant to notice!
Below is the final split photograph of my old crown and new one.
Sorry about the colour difference but you can clearly see a massive improvement.
Below is a close up of the crown showing the pink porcelain at the base.
Hardly noticeable and the actual crown colour is exact to my natural teeth.
I am over the moon with my new tooth and no longer have to think about how I stand when having my photo taken to ensure my teeth looks good..how ridiculous!
If you are contemplating work on your teeth I urge you not to be afraid and make an appointment for a consultation. I'm not sure about other dentists but Smilepod offer a price plan so you can pay in instalments so it's not too hard on the pocket.
You can view Smilepod treatments on their website along with a guidance of prices.
Check them out here www.smilepod.co.uk/
Sam has also been to Smilepod for Invisalign treatment which you can view here http://www.pixiwoo.com/2012/04/smilepod-and-invisalign.html
If you have any questions or experiences we would love to hear from you.