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
Benefits of Dental Crowns at Mary St. Dental Health
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.