Dental crowns are a popular method to replace the top visible portion of tooth. They are used to reinforce and guard the existing tooth structure and can be used to increase the aesthetic appearance of teeth.
Porcelain crowns reinforce and guard the existing tooth structure and can be used to improve the function and aesthetics of teeth. Crowns can be made from a number of materials however porcelain is best to avoid the appearance of black lines appearing underneath older, cheaper metallic crowns.
A typical crown is fitted over two appointments.
Step 1: Your choice of crown
The type of crown used will depend on a number of factors including strength, position and visual concerns. We work with expert ceramicists in Sydney to design a crown to suit your personal tooth style and budget.
Step 2: Preparation & temporary crown
You will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure that the procedure is pain-free. The existing tooth is then prepared in a precise manner to connect with the new crown.
An impression and mould of the crown is created so the ceramist knows the exact size shape and colour to create the new crown.
A temporary crown will then be placed on the tooth. The temporary crown is made of a plastic material and is used to simply guard the tooth and gum tissue until the second appointment.
Step 3: Fitting of the new crown
The temporary crown will be taken out and the cement used to secure it will be removed from the tooth. We will adjust and fit the final crown to perfection and assess the visual look of the crown.
Once we are pleased with the shape and aesthetics of the crown, we will secure it to the tooth using a permanent cementation technique.
Once your new crown has been placed, it is common that you may experience slight sensitivity to cold food and beverages in the following few weeks.
Dental crowns can vary in cost depending on which tooth needs a crown, how many teeth need a crown and if they are supporting a bridge. We invite you for a consultation with our highly qualified dentists who have extensive experience in dental crowns. We are experts at what we do with affordability at front of mind.