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Dental Crown and Bridge

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Dental Boutique has been offering beautiful porcelain dental crowns for many years. Many people historically know of dental crowns constructed with gold alloy, and even from other metal alloys; however this is no longer the case.

At Dental Boutique, our cosmetic dentists offer porcelain tooth crowns as they are cosmetically and functionally the best solution for severely decayed or damaged teeth.

 

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When are Dental Crowns Needed?

There are three different times when people often believe they need a crown:

  1. When a tooth has decay only in the visible portion above the gum line – a tooth-coloured filling may not be enough to correct the decay so a crown can be used to cover the tooth entirely. It will preserve the tooth and prolong its life.
  2. If decay has extended into the tooth’s root – endodontic work may also be needed to remove the decay and preserve the teeth of the jaw bone and surrounding teeth.
  3. When a tooth is missing altogether – a dental implant can supply an artificial root, and a porcelain crown can be attached to it to provide a new tooth.
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How Does a Tooth Crown Work?

A dental crown is a cap-like shell that is permanently cemented to the tooth and gives it an entire new surface and shape. Dental crowns can be placed over any tooth, back or front and are sometimes a good solution for a large metal filling which has become old and threatens to crack the tooth. That filling can be removed and a porcelain crown placed over the tooth to strengthen and preserve it.

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What about Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is just like a crown only it is supported by the teeth either side. A bridge can be created to treat multiple teeth similarly to a crown with the single prosthetic and provides a realistic natural result as it is created the same care and materials as a single crown.

What happens during a dental crown procedure?

Once the decision is made between you and your dentist that a dental crown is the best option, you will need to come for two visits.

After settling you comfortably and numbing the area, the dentist will first remove a layer of the outer surface of the tooth. The dentists at Dental Boutique will remove all decayed and damaged tissue, along with all bacteria and debris.  The tooth will be reshaped and resized to best support the crown to be placed over it.

Then an impression or mould of it will be sent to the laboratory which will craft your porcelain tooth crown from this model. The thickness of the dental crown will be the same as the removed layer.

The shade of porcelain to be used will be chosen by using a shade guide against your natural teeth, to most closely match their colour.

Afterwards, a temporary tooth crown will be added to protect your tooth. This will be made of a plastic material and held in place with temporary glue. The team at Dental Boutique will tell you how best to care for it.

After you’re again comfortably settled and the treatment area is satisfactorily numb, the temporary tooth crown will be removed. Your new crown will then be examined carefully to fit in best for you. It must work well for your bite, not rubbing against other teeth or causing any discomfort when your upper and lower teeth come together. We will slightly adjust its shape or size if necessary. When you and the dentist both agreed that it fits well, the crown will be cemented permanently in place.

You now have a new tooth, with a new lifespan ahead of it. Give it good daily brushing and flossing, to make sure that bacteria can’t get underneath it. An all porcelain crown these days is as strong as any other kind, and far more attractive. Your new tooth crown should last you at least ten years, even twenty or thirty, if you care for it well.

Your Trusted Dental Care Provider in Melbourne

At Dental Boutique, we’re equipped with an experienced team of professionals ready to help with your dental care. In addition to dental crowns, we also offer dental services such as dental implants, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dentures. Our state of the art facilities cater to all your dental health problems, includingemergency dentistry< requirements.

Anxious about your dental appointment? Not to worry. At Dental Boutique you’re in safe hands.

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