Porcelain crowns from your trusted Melbourne dentists
An effective, efficient and very popular way of repairing and reinforcing damaged teeth back to their original size, shape and function, porcelain crowns have a long and successful dental history in Melbourne and around the world. As well as their functional applications, porcelain crowns can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, crowns encase the entire surface area of your tooth, helping to prevent weaker teeth from cracking or breaking further. As a result, crowns can reduce or eliminate pain, sensitivity, and difficulty with chewing and speaking.
Following an in-depth examination to ascertain the most suitable course of treatment, placement of a crown will usually require two appointments.
A seamless and natural looking crown
Firstly, for your comfort you are given a local anaesthetic before your tooth is meticulously reshaped to ensure that when your new crown is placed, it blends seamlessly with your natural surrounding teeth. Once prepared, a detailed mould is made, which is sent to a dental laboratory where your crown is sculpted from high quality porcelain ensuring an exact fit when you visit our Melbourne clinic.
Porcelain is the preferred material for restorative procedures, as it closely resembles natural tooth enamel, making them virtually impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth. While your crown is being made, a temporary crown can be placed allowing you to have a full smile and function.
At your next appointment, your temporary crown is replaced with your new permanent tooth. It is checked for comfort and securely bonded into position with specially formulated dental cement and polished to resemble your natural teeth.
The importance of maintaining regular oral hygiene
Although your new crown is made from porcelain your surrounding gum tissue and natural teeth are susceptible to decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. Therefore, you should implement a thorough oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and floss carefully once a day to ensure the longevity of your natural teeth and crown.
Regular dental check-ups are also highly recommended every six months to monitor your restoration and prevent the development of other oral health issues.
Our other dental services
As well as offering our clients porcelain crowns within Melbourne, we also provide veneers made from the same material, which can help cover the majority of damaged or discoloured teeth for a complete smile rejuvenation. We also offer the services of our experienced cosmetic dentists and specialists who can offer priority treatments to those with dental emergencies.
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If you had any questions about our array of services on offer, feel free to give us a call on 03 9654 5836 for more.