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Crowns

Restoring Strength and Beauty to Your Smile

At Mary St. Dental Health, we understand the significance of a strong, functional, and aesthetically pleasing smile. Dental crowns are a versatile and effective solution for addressing various dental issues, providing a durable and natural-looking restoration for damaged or compromised teeth. Whether your teeth are cracked, broken, severely decayed, or misshapen, our dental crowns can help restore your smile’s strength, function, and beauty.

The Dental Crown Process

Comprehensive Dental Evaluation

When you visit our clinic for dental crowns, our experienced dentists will conduct a comprehensive dental evaluation. We carefully assess the condition of your teeth and gums to determine the extent of damage, decay, or other concerns. This evaluation is essential for creating a customised treatment plan that addresses your unique dental needs.

Customised Treatment Plan

We believe in personalised care. Based on our thorough evaluation, we develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific concerns and smile goals. We will discuss the procedure in detail, including the various crown material options available to meet your needs. Popular choices include porcelain and ceramic crowns, which closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth.

Tooth Preparation

Before placing the dental crown, the affected tooth is prepared to accommodate the crown's placement. We remove any decay or damaged portions and carefully shape the tooth to ensure a precise and secure fit for the crown. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will restore the tooth's strength and functionality effectively.

Temporary Crown (if needed)

In some cases, a temporary crown may be placed over the prepared tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated. The temporary crown protects the tooth, maintains its function, and preserves aesthetics until the final crown is ready for placement.

Final Crown Placement

Once your custom crown is ready, we will place it over the prepared tooth using dental cement or adhesive. Our dental team ensures that the crown fits precisely and blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth, providing a natural appearance that enhances your overall smile.

Benefits of Dental Crowns at Mary St. Dental Health

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Restored Functionality

Dental crowns effectively restore the strength and functionality of damaged or weakened teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. You can enjoy your favourite foods without worry, knowing your dental crown provides the necessary support.

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Aesthetics

Our dental crowns are crafted from high-quality materials that closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. The shade and shape of the crown are carefully selected to match your existing teeth, resulting in a seamless and attractive smile enhancement.

Durability

Durability

Dental crowns are known for their exceptional durability. With proper care and maintenance, your crown can last for many years, providing a long-lasting solution to dental concerns.

Enhanced Confidence

Versatility

Dental crowns are versatile restorations that can address a wide range of dental issues. Besides treating tooth decay and damage, they can be used in combination with dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns are also employed in dental bridge treatments to restore gaps in your smile.

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Protection

Dental crowns provide an added layer of protection to weakened or vulnerable teeth, preventing further damage and the need for more extensive dental treatments. By covering the affected tooth, the crown shields it from external forces, reducing the risk of fractures or additional decay.

Regain the strength and beauty of your smile with dental crowns at Mary St. Dental Health. Our skilled dental team is committed to providing exceptional care and personalised solutions to meet your unique dental needs. If you require a dental crown or have any questions about the procedure, contact us at (02) 9643 9229 or 0423 923 871 to schedule a consultation. Let us help you achieve a healthier and more confident smile with our expertly crafted dental crowns. We look forwards to restoring your smile’s function, aesthetics, and overall oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that cover a damaged, decayed, or misshapen tooth to restore its strength, function, and aesthetics. They encase the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely compromised, such as with extensive decay, fractures, or after a root canal treatment. They protect and support weakened teeth, preventing further damage and enhancing the tooth's appearance.

The lifespan of dental crowns depends on various factors, including oral hygiene habits, diet, and the type of material used for the crown. On average, dental crowns can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, or even longer, with proper care and regular dental check-ups. Maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding hard or sticky foods, and not using your teeth to bite or open objects can help extend the longevity of your dental crown.

Yes, there are various types of dental crown materials to choose from, including porcelain, ceramic, metal (such as gold or alloy), and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). Each material has its advantages and is suitable for specific dental needs. For a natural appearance and aesthetic, porcelain and ceramic crowns are popular choices, as they closely resemble the colour and translucency of natural teeth.

The process of getting a dental crown typically requires two dental visits. During the first appointment, your tooth is prepared, and impressions are taken to create a custom crown. A temporary crown may be placed while the final crown is being fabricated in a dental laboratory. On the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented or bonded into place.

Dental crowns can be part of dental bridge treatments, which are used to replace missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of one or more crowns (the "pontics") suspended between two dental crowns on adjacent healthy teeth (the "abutment teeth"). The crowns on the abutment teeth provide support for the bridge, filling the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth and restoring both function and aesthetics.