Repair Your Teeth with Crowns
A tooth crown is an effective option to replace missing teeth and restore the function and beauty of your smile.
Tooth crowns are both a restorative and cosmetic dental treatment as it enhances and restores the appearance of the natural tooth structure. Tooth crowns do this by imitating the shape and color of your natural tooth.
We often use tooth crowns when a tooth has become decayed, cracked, or has been otherwise affected by a dental disease such as periodontitis. Sometimes, when regular fillings have failed to work, a tooth crown may be necessary.
Tooth crowns can also be used after a root canal therapy procedure where one of our dental professionals will attempt to salvage your natural tooth by removing the damaged pulp.
How Do Tooth Crowns Work?
A crown is a hollow ‘cap’ that is fixed over a tooth to restore strength and appearance to a damaged or broken tooth.Crowns are generally made from porcelain materials and are moulded from the shape of the natural tooth to replicate its natural appearance.
Here at Doonan Dental we use an oral scan to produce custom made crown designs using advanced software.
What Are Tooth Crowns Made Of?
Crowns are generally made of tooth coloured porcelain and are colour matched to your natural teeth.
The treatment can be completed in as little as two appointments.
After your tooth has been cleaned and prepared, your permanent porcelain crown will be fitted. It is important to maintain your oral hygiene to maintain the strength of this tooth.
After Care For Your Tooth Crown
Dental crowns can last up to 15 years if they are cared for correctly, and they can last as little as 5 if the utmost care is not taken. Brushing and flossing every morning and evening is the best oral hygiene routine that you can have.
While the crown itself is resistant to decay it’s important to maintain a strict oral hygiene regime as this will ensure that any area where the crown has not concealed will also be protected from decay.
Do You Need A Tooth Crown?
Dental crowns offer a number of benefits, such as:
- Restoration of the shape and appearance of your tooth
- Strengthens teeth and improves functionality
- Can restore broken teeth, such as after root canals or due to poor fillings
- Long-lasting dental solution for restoring and repairing teeth
If you struggle with chewing, battle with broken or chipped teeth, or want to improve the look of your smile, book an appointment at Doonan Dental today. Our compassionate and experienced team will consult with you to discuss the best treatments for your needs.