What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown fully encases the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline and is cemented in place.Learn more
Dental Crowns include:
Full porcelain crown
Second fitting appointment
Frequently asked questions
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A dental crown is one of the best and most well known dental restorations. They are used to encapsulate those teeth that are beyond repair. For example, in the case of a severely decayed tooth that's beyond saving using traditional methods such as fillings. Dental crowning can be done to avoid discomfort and infection and used after Root Canal Therapy.
Dental crowns provide protection to the vulnerable tooth and add structural support. Minimising the possibility of decay since crowns seal the tooth from the rest of the mouth. This means that the longevity of the decaying tooth is drastically increased.
Dental crown treatment is a good option for patients who have sustained severe damage to the tooth. Not only does it restore the structure and strength of your tooth, but also improves your facial and smile aesthetics. Our dentists will recommend dental crowing if you have the following conditions.
If you have yellow or discoloured teeth
If you have loose, cracked or chipped tooth
If you grind your teeth, unable to chew food comfortably or if your bite is not aligned properly
If you have undergone a root canal. If you have a large dental filling, you may need a dental crown to preserve your major tooth
If you lost your teeth to periodontal disease or a traumatic injury, dental crown with dental implants are an ideal solution
Replacing broken, chipped or damaged teeth can be achieved through a cosmetic procedure to install porcelain crowns. Our fixed price dental crown treatment is an ideal solution to hide defects or discolouration and creates a natural-looking complement to your existing teeth.
Unlike metallic crowns, a porcelain crown more closely resembles the colour of your teeth, making the addition less noticeable. Crowns are often used in conjunction with other restorative treatments, such as root canal therapy and offer a cosmetic adjustment, filling in gaps and creating a more even and attractive smile.
There are several reasons patients choose to get a dental crown:
Repair a damaged, broken or worn down tooth
Prevent a weak tooth from breaking apart
As part of a dental bridge or dental implant
The procedure for installing a dental crown in most cases takes two separate visits to the dentist. The dentist will examine the tooth on the first appointment, this visit normally entails taking x-rays. If there is any form of extensive decay or risk of infection to the tooth, the dentists will have to treat it first before commencing with a dental crown.
During the first appointment, this is when the tooth and the gum tissue is anesthetized before the process begins. The tooth is then filed down mostly along the chewing surface so that the crown can fit.
After the tooth has been filled to the proper shape, the dentist will take an impression of it and the surrounding. The impression is sent to a dental lab so that the permanent crown can be created. This protects the tooth until the final crown is ready for permanent placement.
A patient will go for the second and final visit once the permanent crown has been designed. The temporary crown will be removed on the second visit. The dentist will position and fasten this new crown in position with a special adhesive.
Getting a dental crown typically involves two appointments with your dentist. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your tooth by removing any decayed or damaged tooth structure and shaping it to accommodate the crown. Your dentist will also take impressions of your tooth to create a custom-made crown that fits your tooth perfectly.
Local anesthesia is typically used during the tooth preparation process to numb the area and ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. You may experience some discomfort or sensitivity in the treated tooth and surrounding gums after the anesthesia wears off, but this is generally mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
During the second appointment, your dentist will place the custom-made crown over your tooth and cement it in place. You may experience some sensitivity or discomfort for a few days after the crown is placed, but this is usually mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Overall, getting a dental crown should not be a painful experience. Your dentist will take steps to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure and will provide you with instructions for managing any discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure.
The lifespan of a dental crown can vary depending on several factors such as the type of material used, the location of the tooth in the mouth, and how well you take care of your oral health. Generally speaking, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or more with proper care.
013 Oral examination – limited x 1
022 Intraoral radiograph – per exposure x 2 (if needed)
613 Full crown – ceramic – indirect x 1
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