Why do people need dental crowns?
A dental crown can be used for restoration treatment if you have teeth that are fractured, decayed or excessively worn.
They can also be used to treat teeth that are discoloured, chipped or poorly shaped, and as part of a dental implant procedure. In some instances a crown should be constructed if a tooth is cracking and developing splits.
Crowns are custom made to fit over your existing tooth and are designed so that they look like your natural teeth in terms of size and colour. Once in place they are very comfortable, and there are no limitations when it comes to diet or your oral hygiene routine.
How are dental crowns fitted?
At Southside Dental Options, we offer a one-visit solution for most dental crowns.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and is a system that means there is no need for a temporary crown to be fitted while you wait for the final one to be put in place — instead, the final prosthesis is able to be fitted at your first visit.
Your teeth are scanned and the CEREC software designs a customised dental crown or onlay in around 40 minutes. The crown is then created using ceramic blocks, polished, sealed and then bonded to your tooth. This process is quicker and less invasive than most others, and only one visit to our dental surgery in Morphett Vale is required.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are ideal for restoring teeth that have been damaged or become discoloured.
Not only can they help to restore your smile and your confidence, but they are long lasting and so offer a cost-effective solution.
When you have a dental crown fitted at Southside Dental Options, there is the added advantage of the procedure being completed in a single visit, making the whole process a great deal more straightforward and convenient.
Are dental crowns right for me?
Anyone who has a damaged tooth, discolouration, or teeth that are excessively worn should be able to be fitted with a dental crown.
Crowns are also effective when you want to protect a tooth that is at risk of breaking, or to replace a filling when little of the original tooth structure remains in place. Dental crowns can also be used to cover or strengthen a tooth on which root canal treatment has been performed.
Common questions about dental crowns
How long does it take to have a dental crown fitted?
At our dental surgery in Morphett Vale, we use the CEREC system for fitting dental crowns. This means there is no need to have a temporary crown fitted first, and the entire process can usually be completed in a single visit.
What’s the difference between dental crowns and veneers?
Technically known as fixed prosthetic devices, dental crowns are fitted over an existing tooth and, unlike dental veneers which are adhered to the front surface of the tooth, a dental crown covers the tooth in its entirety.