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Dental Crowns


Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic teeth. Crowns can be made of ceramic, metal or a combination of both.  

A crown is used to cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth. It is used for the following reasons:

Benefits of Dental Crowns

 

Dental Crowns Treatment Process

 

 

Treatment Planning

The first stage of treatment is to discuss the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth, such as the length, shape and colour. Yourdentist and dental ceramist will construct the final crowns based on this information. Your dentist will then prepare your teeth by removing a layer from the surface of your tooth. This allows the final crowns to fit onto your existing teeth.

It normally takes 2 – 3 weeks to custom make porcelain crowns, you will be given temporary crowns during this time to protect your teeth.  

 

 

 

 

Treatment Completion

Once the permanent crowns are ready, they are checked for colour and fit before finally bonding them in place. The teeth are cleaned with a chemical that helps bond the crown to the tooth. After the cement is placed between the crown and your tooth, a light beam activates the cement to bond the crown firmly.

 

 

 

 

Results & Maintenance

Your crown will look and feel like a natural tooth. Dental crowns can transform an unattractive smile so not only will you have functionality but many people report that their self-esteem has approved markedly too! Your dentist will adjust your occlusion, or ‘bite’, to ensure you are comfortable.

As with your natural teeth, you should return to your dentist every six months for a check-up and hygiene appointment.

 

Do You Need Dental Crowns?

If you suffer from cracked tooth syndrome or have a fractured tooth, a crown may be a necessary treatment. It will hold the tooth together and stop you from feeling pain when using this tooth.

Likewise, dental crowns are often required for patients whose teeth are weaker and need additional protection. This can be from severe teeth wear as a result of acid erosion or grinding, or from having a root canal treatment where the tooth has been hollowed out to remove an infection.

For aesthetic concerns such as misshaped or discoloured teeth, severely worn teeth, dental crowns can also be an ideal treatment.

 

During your initial consultation appointment, your dentist will assess your teeth and discuss your treatment options with you. Whatever your concern, whether it’s aesthetic, financial or fear of dental treatment, communicate openly with your dentist so that all your needs can be met.

When a dentist recommends dental crowns, initial thoughts are often not about the procedure itself, but how much it’s going to cost! Dental crown costs in Australia can vary from anywhere between $1100 to $2000 and to help alleviate any financial stress, there are a host of payment plans available to make these treatments accessible to everyone - including you and your loved ones! Chances are, if you’ve ever been told to get a dental crown, there’s likely to be an important reason!

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown is akin to a cap or covering that sits over an affected tooth. This is a simple yet effective solution to strengthening and improving the appearance of decayed or broken teeth.

Crowns are typically bonded to teeth using dental cement and are an important aspect of proper dental hygiene because it provides weak or worn down teeth protection from further wear and tear. You may require dental crowns in the following situations:

  • Following root canal procedures to prevent affected teeth from breaking apart
  • If your tooth has suffered a crack
  • When teeth become worn down, compromising either their aesthetic and functionality
  • If you’ve received a filling which isn’t setting properly
  • To restore an already broken or decayed tooth
  • A dental crown can also be an alternative to a dental implant

There are different types of crowns available, depending on your situation/requirements. These range from porcelain, ceramic, zirconia through to gold crowns. The cost of your dental crowns are also typically dictated by the type of dental crown used.

The Cost Of A Dental Crown In Sydney

Speaking generally, the cost of dental crowns vary and are dependent on a number of factors including the reason for the crown being required (ie. the extent of damage to the tooth), the practice you choose to perform the treatment and the type of material used for the crown.

The total amount you end up paying for a crown will also depend on whether you have a health insurance policy that covers dentistry and, if the dentist has ordered additional, necessary treatments that coincide with getting a crown fixed.

The cost of dental crowns in Sydney range from between $1,500 to $2,300. If you’re looking for a low-cost option, resin crowns are typically more affordable but tend to experience wear over time while being more susceptible to fractures. If you’re worried about the cost of your dental crown, please get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today for guidance on the ways in which we can help you!

Remember, a dental crown is all about the long-term health and protection of your smile! A dental crown is a long-term restorative treatment that will not only protect your teeth and gum health but also reduce discomfort. Once fitted, crowns wlil last for many years to come - it’s important you choose a professional oral surgeon, skilled in aesthetic & reconstructive dentistry. While costs might put people off these procedures, it’s important to remember that without a crown, your teeth are vulnerable to the risk of further complications, damage and ensuing costs already!