Dental Crowns in Adelaide

What are Porcelain Dental Crowns?

When a tooth is extensively broken down or heavily filled, a conventional filling is only limited in providing a stable long-term restoration of the tooth. The tooth is also susceptible to further fracture and breakdown. 

A porcelain crown is a durable porcelain capping bonded over the entire surface of the tooth. Porcelain crowns provide a long-term restorations that help to prevent the tooth from further fracture. Porcelain crowns are highly cosmetic restorations for teeth.

Porcelain crowns are also used to restore dental implants and to anchor dental bridges.

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Indications for using porcelain crowns

  • restoring teeth with very large fillings
  • for badly decayed or broken down teeth
  • restoring fragile root-filled teeth
  • reinforcing teeth with deep cracks
  • restoring dental implants

Porcelain Crown Procedure

  1. The tooth is carefully prepared & shaped to provide space for the porcelain crown to be attached
  2. An impression is made of the prepared tooth & sent to a specialized laboratory technician who will fabricate the porcelain crown
  3. A temporary crown is made to cover the tooth while waiting for the permanent crown to be fabricated (approximately 1 week)
  4. The porcelain crown is firmly bonded onto the tooth to provide a secure and stable restoration with a highly functional & cosmetic result
  5. The entire procedure will involve 2 appointments

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Frequently Asked Questions 

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With proper dental care such as brushing, flossing, and regular professional cleans. Your dental crowns will last for many years. 

The dental crown procedure does require two appointments.

The first dental appointment generally takes about an hour. First, the tooth is numbed and prepared slightly to receive a dental crown.

Next, the mould of the tooth will be taken and sent to a dental technician who then makes a dental crown out of porcelain.

What Happens At My Second Dental Crown Appointment?

The second dental crown appointment is usually half an hour, and it is generally scheduled two weeks later.

During this appointment, the dental crown in Armidale is placed over the tooth using special dental glue to secure the crown firmly to the tooth.

Tooth with a large filling- fillings do fail and break after some time, each time it is replaced there is loss of natural tooth and gain of a filling. There comes a point where the size of the filling is bigger than the tooth and does not last when it has been done.

A crown holds the filling and the tooth together thereby reducing risk of fracture and prolong tooth retention.

There are many reasons why a dental crown could be the right treatment for your tooth.

Fractured teeth: teeth with silver fillings tend to crack and break over time. The silver fillings act like a wedge within the tooth causing cracks, this is common on back teeth. Whenever there is cracks, the tooth becomes weak and eventually break. In some cases, this could mean extracting the tooth. A crown acts like helmet on the tooth to protect it and prevent breakage