Dental Crowns

A dental crown is the best treatment to protect and strengthen a tooth after it has been significantly compromised (e.g., large amount of decay removed). Essentially a custom-made porcelain ‘helmet’, a crown is designed to look like your natural teeth so that it’s indistinguishable once fitted.

Your dentist will fit the crown over the compromised tooth, restoring its integrity. The crown will essentially seal off the vulnerable tooth from the mouth in order to reduce the risk of infection and improve the tooth’s longevity.

Why Might a Dental Crown Be Recommended?

Crowns are appropriate solutions for a number of dental issues:

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Protect a Tooth After
Root Canal Therapy
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Provide an excellent
Base for bridges
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Restore a dental
Implant post-surgery
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Cover cracked or
discoloured teeth

Same Day Crowns

Experience the convenience of same-day dental crowns with our advanced CEREC technology. In just a single visit, we create and permanently fit your new crown without the hassle of messy impressions, temporary crowns, or waiting for the final result.

How do same day crowns work?

  1. Dental Imaging: Our digital scanner captures a precise image of your tooth.
  2. 3D Digital Modelling: A digital model of your teeth and the new crown is generated.
  3. In-House Fabrication: We craft the crown from a ceramic block right in our practice using our milling machine.
  4. Immediate Placement: Your custom-made crown is expertly placed by your dentist, all in one convenient appointment.

Two Visit Crowns

Sometimes your dentist may recommend getting your new crown made in a specialised dental lab rather than using our in-house CEREC technology.

Our in-house machine only makes dental porcelain crowns. If your dentist determines your tooth requires a crown made of a different material, such as gold or zirconia, a lab is required.

What is the process for two visit crowns?

Your dentist will prepare the tooth for your new crown at your first appointment. Once the tooth has been properly shaped, a 3D scan is taken of the area using our digital scanner. Digital scanning provides precise results and a streamlined, comfortable patient experience without the mess and discomfort of traditional dental impressions. The digital impression is sent to our dental lab, where specialised technicians create your custom-made crown.

At the end of your initial appointment, a temporary crown will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.

The dentist will replace the temporary crown with your permanent one at your second appointment. The dentist will take time to ensure the new crown is a perfect fit, checking your jaw alignment and bite.

Caring for Your Dental Crown

How Do I Care for My Temporary Dental Crown?

A temporary crown is a short-term solution until the permanent porcelain crown is ready. There are precautions that need to be taken with a temporary crown:

  • Avoid chewy or sticky foods, like chewing gum and caramel, which can stick to the temporary crown and pull it out.
  • Avoid hard foods, like nuts and raw vegetables, which can break or dislodge the temporary crown.

Is a Dental Crown Procedure Painful?

During the dental crown procedure, local anaesthetic is used to numb the mouth so that no pain is felt. After the appointment, once the anaesthetic has worn off, some discomfort or soreness may be felt around the gum where the crown was placed, but over-the-counter medication should be enough to alleviate any pain.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Unlike your natural teeth, dental crowns don’t last forever. On average, they last for up to 15 years, though it’s important to remember that that tooth underneath crown can still become infected and decay if not properly cared for.

As with natural teeth, a crown’s longevity is dependent on good oral hygiene, which involves regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as six-monthly check-ups with one of our friendly dentists.

Easy Payment Options

Did you know we have flexible payment options available? You can pay for your weekday and Saturday dental treatment with Zip, Afterpay or National Dental Plan.  Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip, Afterpay and National Dental Plan, the benefits include:

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