A tooth may sometimes be damaged but not lost. In such cases, a crown is used as a cap over the existing tooth. A crown is permanently fixed and cannot be removed. For example, your dentist may place a crown after a root canal or if the tooth is partially broken. A crown improves the strength of a tooth. They can also be used to improve the appearance of mis-shaped or discoloured teeth. Our clinic has been a providing dental crown and bridge services in Melbourne for years now. Our experience and knowledge adds to the level of service we provide to each of our patients
A crown can be made from different types of materials.
– Ceramic: This type of crown is the most popular choice. They look and feel very similar to natural tooth. The material allows light to pass through, just like your normal teeth. This is the reason, they give the best cosmetic appearance. The ceramic crown is made from a porcelain-based material. This type of crowns are usually a little bit more expensive than the other types of crowns, but you cannot put a price on a great smile. A ceramic crown is almost indistinguishable from natural teeth and offer the best cosmetic results.
– Porcelain-fused to metal: This type of crown is part metal and part porcelain. As the name suggests, the porcelain is fused onto metal to make the crown. This type of crown is forms a stronger bond because it has metal in it. Also this type of crown are sturdy and extremely durable. However, due to the presence of metal, this type of crown does not allow light to pass through.
– Gold Alloys: This type of crown is made with a mixture of metals such as gold and copper. This type of crowns are extremely durable and hardly. However, when someone looks at them, it will be clearly evident that the tooth is not a natural one. This type of crown is usually preferred to be implanted in the back of the mouth.
During a crown placement, our dentist will first prepare the damaged tooth for crown placement. A crown is then placed over the prepared tooth and cemented into place. The dentist will then provide you with immediate and long-term care instructions, so you retain your best smile for a lifetime.
Our dentist will provide you with complete information about the benefits and drawbacks of each type of crown. You can then make an informed decision about the best type for you based on your lifestyle. When you choose a ceramic or a porcelain-fused to metal crown, our dentist take great care to make sure that the size, texture, and color matches your natural teeth.
Our dentists at Bridge Road Dental, Richmond, take the utmost care in your comfort. The whole procedure is usually done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. You can rest assured that with our clinic you will have access to the not only the best dentists in Melbourne, but also the best cosmetic dentists in Melbourne.