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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns completely cover or ‘cap’ your tooth to restore its shape and function. They’re also widely used for improving the appearance of teeth or for providing extra strength to weak or damaged teeth.

Dental crowns are among the most common dental procedures for repairing teeth and restoration, providing a long-lasting solution that can help your teeth look and feel like new again.

If you have a tooth that could benefit from having a tooth crown installed, then get in touch with our team. We can check your teeth’s suitability for dental crowns and advise you on what would work best for your needs.

We’ve been providing dental crowns Ipswich wide and in surrounding areas for years, ensuring those in this region of South East Queensland have access to professional teeth restoration and cosmetic dentistry.

Reasons You May Need Dental Crowns

  • Restoring damaged, cracked, decayed, or root-treated teeth. A properly made tooth crown is the ideal solution for restoring damaged teeth, providing the strength and protection to prevent further damage in the future.
  • Strengthening teeth with fillings. If your tooth has a very large filling inside, your dentist may recommend installing a tooth crown. Teeth with large fillings have minimal tooth structure remaining, which makes them very weak and likely to break at some point. Dental crowns can help prevent these teeth from breaking down and becoming unsalvageable.
  • Restoring function to dental implants. A tooth crown is commonly used after getting a dental implant, to help restore function and comfort. It can also help make a dental implant feel like a natural tooth, providing similar feel and functionality as the real thing.
  • Supporting a dental bridge. A tooth crown can help stabilise a dental bridge and make it feel more secure in your mouth. It also provides additional strength and protection that can help keep all your teeth working together properly.
  • Covering discoloured or misshapen teeth. Dental crowns can be used to cover severely discoloured or misshapen teeth. This can help improve the look of your teeth and make you feel more confident when you smile.

The Different Kinds of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are available in different materials, and each option has its own pros and cons for aesthetics, function, and durability.

We can help you decide which material is right for your needs, helping you get dental crowns that provide the best value for money. The difference in cost between these different materials is minimal, so price is unlikely to be the deciding factor in deciding which material to use. Instead, you should choose the material that matches your needs and lifestyle.

  1. Porcelain “all-ceramic” – This is the most commonly used material for dental crowns. For many, porcelain crowns are the most aesthetically pleasing, providing natural-looking dental crowns that look like real teeth. The colour is close to that of natural teeth, and you can even adjust its shade to make it blend with the rest of your teeth easily. It also offers a translucent finish like actual enamel in real teeth, making it look even more realistic.
  2. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) – This tooth crown is a cross between a porcelain tooth crown and a metal tooth crown. It uses a metal substructure that’s topped off with a layer of porcelain. This construction offers the best of both worlds, providing the natural look of porcelain with the added strength of metal dental crowns. Keep in mind, however, that although it shares similar aesthetics with an all-ceramic tooth crown, its metal substructure will give it a duller and more opaque finish than porcelain crowns.
  3. Metal – This tooth crown is made purely of metals or alloys, with gold or palladium among the most commonly used metals. This is the strongest material for dental crowns, providing superior strength and durability for heavy chewing and biting. The big drawback for metal dental crowns is its metallic appearance, which will stand out easily from the rest of your teeth.

FAQs

How are crowns made?

Before making your tooth crown, we will first prepare your teeth and take detailed impressions to ensure a proper fit. We will create a temporary crown that you can use until the final tooth crown is ready.

We will then send your impression to our Dental Laboratory, where your custom-made tooth crown will be constructed based on your specifications.

About 2 weeks after this initial appointment, you will need to come back to have your temporary crown removed and replaced by your permanent crown, which we will bond or cement in place.

Dental crowns are considered a “major” dental procedure, so we will ensure that you have an extended appointment booked in to allow plenty of time to prepare the tooth, take detailed impressions and make a comfortable temporary crown.

How long do crowns last?

Just like your natural teeth, the durability of your dental crowns will depend on how well you look after them. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and come back for regular preventative dental check-up and cleaning appointments, your crown should last for many years.

While crowns can last a lifetime, it is important to remember that nothing lasts forever. We generally say that you can expect around 10 years out of a crown, given that you look after it and use it properly.

How much does a tooth crown cost?

This depends on which teeth require a tooth crown, the status of your tooth, and the materials that you want to use for it. If you want a detailed quote on how much your tooth crown might cost, please consult our team to find out more.

Book an Appointment Today

If you’re looking for professionally made and perfect-fitting dental crowns for your teeth, Redbank Dental Centre has what you need. We’ve been the go-to dental experts in Redback Plains and surrounding suburbs for years, and we’ve helped many patients get the beautiful and comfortable dental crowns they’re after.

Call us on 07 3814 2477 today to book an appointment or make an enquiry about our service for dental crowns.