A dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over an existing tooth in order to enhance its appearance and restore its shape, size and strength. A dental crown treatment is usually performed when a patient exhibits a particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together, or if they have a tooth that is extremely discoloured. There are a number of different types of crowns available, including porcelain crowns for front teeth as well as crowns made from ceramic, resin and stainless steel.
Dental crowns provide added strength and reinforcement to teeth that have been weakened by decay or other forms of damage. As well as offering protection for damaged teeth, a dental crown treatment can also improve a tooth’s shape, alignment and shade, and can even strengthen a tooth following a root canal treatment. Dental crowns are typically made from porcelain and are handmade individually by our dental technician to provide you with the healthy, natural smile you want.
Patients who require dental crowns in Melbourne will usually have to make two separate visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the patient’s teeth will be thoroughly examined to ensure that they can support dental crowns and bridges. If this is possible, the tooth will then be filed down in preparation for the application of the crown. If the tooth is broken or damaged, additional preparation work and fillings may need to be done in order for a dental crown procedure to be performed.
Before the first visit for dental crowns in Melbourne is over, the patient will have had an impression of their tooth taken so a crown can be made accordingly. A temporary crown will also be attached. On the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the final crown will be fastened to the tooth permanently with a special adhesive.
If you think you could benefit from a dental crown treatment, call Dentistree today on (03) 9763 7333 to book an appointment.