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Thanks to advancements in dentistry, you no longer have to deal with having broken or damaged teeth. The dentists at Bondi Family Dentist can fit you with dental crowns that will repair your damaged teeth, give you a beautiful smile, and improve your overall oral health.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is basically a cap that we place on top of a damaged tooth. It is made from a wide range of filling materials, including porcelain, zirconia or even gold.
Types of Dental Crowns
Besides the several materials crowns can be made of, they also come in various types. The following are some of the common types of crowns you can get.
Temporary crowns are caps that remain in your mouth for a short period as you wait for a lab to fabricate your permanent crown. The dentist will attach it to your tooth with an easy-to-remove adhesive.
¾ Crowns or Onlays
These crowns only cover a portion of your tooth and are ideal for patients who do not need a full crown.
These are crowns that you get in a single appointment. The dentist will design your crown and mill it from a ceramic block right there in the office.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The procedure of getting a tooth crowned is pretty straightforward, but you will need more than one appointment. Generally, the steps involved in the procedure include:
- Examining and preparing the tooth in need of the crown
- Filing down and removing a part of the tooth’s outer layer
- Making an impression of the trimmed tooth and surrounding teeth
- Placing a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it as you wait for the lab and or office to make your permanent crown
- Sending the impression to the lab that makes the dental crown
Once the crown is ready, we will ask you to return to allow the dentist to cement the crown to the tooth permanently.
How to Know If You Need Crowns or Caps
Dental crowns or caps are a perfect solution for patients with a large cavity too big for a regular filling or when an old or large filling breaks down. Dental care experts also recommend crowns for patients who have recently undergone root canal therapy because the tooth tends to be fragile and needs additional protection.
You might also need a crown if your tooth is:
• Severely worn down
From protecting weak or broken teeth to improving the appearance of stained or irregularly shaped teeth, there are several oral health concerns crowns can resolve.
If you are looking for quality dental crowns in Bondi, reach out to Bondi Family Dentist. We can provide you with quality crowns that will last a lifetime and give you the beautiful smile you desire. Call us today at 02 9369 5647 and book your appointment.