Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Perth

Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that cover the whole tooth

At Access Dental Care in the Perth CBDBull Creek, and Perth East we offer dental crowns as a treatment for:

  • A tooth weakened by decay, a large filling
  • A tooth weaken after a root canal
  • A tooth that has been worn down, cracked or fractured

Dental crowns are custom-made from an impression your dentist will take of your teeth, and can be made from a variety of materials including:

  • All metal (usually gold)
  • Porcelain fused to metal (often gold or gold alloy)
  • Full ceramic (porcelain)
  • Composite (plastic with glass particles embedded)

Which material is used will depend on why you are having the crown.

Whether you choose to have a crown to improve the shape and alignment of your teeth or to strengthen your tooth, the procedure is the same. Two appointments are necessary: the first to prepare the tooth and the second to fit the crown.

The first appointment

The first appointment is when your tooth is prepared for the crown. Firstly, the anaesthetic will be administered, and then an impression of your teeth (both upper and lower jaw to get an idea of your bite) is taken. Once the impression mould is completed your Access Dental Care dentist will shape the tooth ready for the crown. Now the tooth has been prepared a temporary crown will be placed while your more permanent restoration is fabricated.

The second appointment

The second appointment will take place one to two weeks. This is determined by the length of time it takes to fabricate your crown.

At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed and your tooth cleaned. Before the permanent dental crown is cemented into place, your Access Dental Care dentist will make sure the crown fits and feels comfortable. When you and your dentist are happy with the look and feel of the dental crown it will be bonded into place.

When you receive restorative dentistry, like dental crowns, it is important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups to ensure the continued health of the dental crown. If looked after properly a dental crown can last up to 10 years.

Dental Crowns Perth

If you would like to know more about dental crowns, or to book an appointment at either our Perth CBD, Bull Creek, or East Perth dental practices, please contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental crown is a great option for several situations. If you have severe tooth decay, fractures or chips, a root canal-treated tooth, a large filling, or if you’re looking to enhance your smile for cosmetic reasons, a dental crown can help. It provides coverage, protection, and support for damaged or weakened teeth, giving you a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Dental crowns provide various advantages, including enhancing the appearance and functionality of damaged teeth. However, it’s important to consider potential risks such as sensitivity, decay, or chipping. When performed by a qualified dental professional, the procedure is generally safe and effective. Any concerns should be addressed with the dentist to determine the suitability of dental crowns for the specific case.

Yes, a crowned tooth can typically be used like a natural tooth for eating a wide variety of foods. Dental crowns are designed to restore the functionality of damaged or weakened teeth, allowing you to chew and bite effectively. They are durable and strong, capable of withstanding normal biting forces. However, it’s important to exercise caution with extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage the crown. It’s also essential to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups to ensure the longevity and health of the crowned tooth. If you have any specific concerns about the limitations or care of a crowned tooth, it’s best to consult with your dentist for personalised advice.

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