It is a one-piece structure that sits over the tooth providing structural integrity and has the outward appearance of a tooth.
Crowns today are made from a variety of differing substances. Selection of a particular type of crown should be based upon factors such as function, strength and aesthetics. All-ceramic crowns are the restoration of choice for cosmetic dentistry because they have translucence similar to that of natural teeth enabling a very desirable effect.
Why is a dental crown needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshaped or severely discoloured teeth
- To cover a dental implant
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
The process involves preparation of the tooth and taking an impression of your tooth, which is then sent off to a lab where a technician will carefully make a crown.
The process could take anything up to two weeks, so before this new Dental Crown is fitted to your tooth it will be protected by a temporary crown. Once removed we replace it with the permanent crown. Crowns can be made from a wide variety of materials, including porcelain and even gold that has been bonded to porcelain. However most of the crowns nowadays that we make with a very strong porcelain which blends beautifully with your natural teeth. Our clinic here in Port Melbourne is located in close proximity of neighbouring suburbs, South Melbourne, Middle Park & St Kilda.
Experience the golden standard of artistic and technical excellence with Bay Street Dental Group, the Family Dentist in Melbourne offering Wisdom Tooth Removal to our neighbouring suburbs, Albert Park, South Melbourne, Middle Park & Docklands.