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Dental Crowns are referred to as dental caps that are used to cover a natural tooth or a dental implant.
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Sometimes, a tooth suffers damage or decay and needs some enhancement. A problem tooth can cause a lot of pain or issues in eating or drinking. Dentists can fix such teeth using dental crowns.
Dental crowns are like little tooth hats. They are made of a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, and composite resin. They are used to cover and protect a damaged tooth, or to restore the shape and function of a tooth that’s been broken or decayed.
Dental crown fitting is a usually a four-step procedure:
- Examination and Preparation: The dentist examines your tooth to determine the damage and if a dental crown is required.
- Taking an Impression: The dentist takes an impression of the prepared tooth. This is a mold of the tooth that will be used to create the crown.
- Making the Crown: The crown is made in a dental laboratory. The material used for the crown will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
- Cementation: Once the crown is made, the dentist cements it onto the prepared tooth.
Different from crown fitting, advanced dental treatment is a more specific procedure that refers to a type of crown fitting that uses advanced materials and techniques. Advanced dental cap treatment typically uses porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or all-ceramic crowns and involves techniques like CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology.
Advanced dental caps are usually supremely durable and aesthetically pleasing, as they blend right in with your existing set of teeth. Dental crowns are super useful and functional as they help you chew better and smile wider.
Unveiling the Power of Dental Crown Solutions - How it Works
Dental crowns are easy to fit and easier to manage. Once we fit a dental crown onto an affected tooth successfully, we will instruct you on how to properly care for it. Considering that crowns are screwed or cemented onto the tooth, they can be a little discomforting to get used to but they are required to save your teeth from further damage.
Here is what you will need to do to take care of your newly fitted dental crown :
Affordable Options for Tooth Crowns
Dental crown fitting in or near Sydney can start from $500 and go up to a whopping $2500. We understand that paying this amount out of pocket can be difficult. Therefore, we offer several different payment options for your convenience:
Health Funds: You can simplify your dental treatment payments with your health fund. After addressing all your dental needs, we handle the billing process by sending the invoice directly to your insurance provider.
Flexible Payment Choices: Enjoy a range of payment options, including Zip Pay and AfterPay, making it easier to manage the costs of your dental treatments.
Use your Super: According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) guidelines, you may qualify for early release of superannuation (ERS) for dental procedures. Upon submitting your application, we anticipate receiving the payment within two weeks.
Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Crown
If you are suffering from a damaged or decaying tooth, we urge you to visit your nearest Supercare Dental clinic so that we may start the crown fitting process to alleviate any pain you may be experiencing.
We are located across five destinations in and around Sydney and you book your first free consultation at your earliest convenience.
Essentials for a Successful Dental Crown Treatment
There are certain aspects of dental crown fitting that are essential to ensure that the cap stays in place, does not stand out, and improves your quality of life. These are the precautions taken by dentists to ensure successful dental crown attachment:
- Tooth Preparation: The dentist will prepare the affected tooth for crown-fitting using a file or a drill.
- Selecting Quality Materials: From metal, raising, or porcelain, you can choose your choice of crown.
- Customizing and Shade-matching: We ensure that the crown fits the tooth perfectly and matches the color of the patient’s natural teeth.
- Crown Placement: This is done by cementing the crown to the tooth.
- Checking Proper Occlusion (Bite): This involves making sure that the crown fits properly without interfering with the patient’s bite.
Here are some essential measures you should take so that the crown is preserved without causing any damage or causing any discomfort to you:
- Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene: Practice regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups will help prevent dental issues and prolong the life of the crown.
- Avoiding Bad Habits: Avoid habits like biting on hard objects (ice, pens, fingernails) or using teeth to open packages, as these can cause damage to the crown.
- Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule regular follow-up appointments with your dentist to monitor the crown’s condition and overall oral health.
Tooth Crowns Materials for Natural-looking Teeth
At Supercare, you can select from ay of the following materials for your dental crown and we’ll fix it for you:
Metal crowns are made of a variety of metals, including gold, silver, and stainless steel. They are strong and durable, and they can last for many years. However, metal crowns can be visible when the patient smiles, and they can also cause a metallic taste in the mouth.
Porcelain crowns are made of a ceramic material that is bonded to a metal framework. They are more natural-looking than metal crowns, and they do not cause a metallic taste in the mouth. However, porcelain crowns can chip or fracture if not cared for properly.
All-ceramic crowns are made of a ceramic material that does not contain metal. They are the most natural-looking type of crown, and they are also very strong. However, all-ceramic crowns are more expensive than metal or porcelain crowns.
Composite resin crowns are made of a tooth-colored resin material. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to care for. However, composite resin crowns are not as strong as metal, porcelain, or all-ceramic crowns.
Benefits Of Getting A Crown:
Yes, a dental crown can fall out because of Improper fitting, tooth decay, impact, or poor crown quality. If you notice that your crown is no longer in place or loose, we recommend you visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Yes, a dental crown/tooth cap can fix a chipped tooth. It covers and protects the damaged tooth, restoring its shape and strength for a natural-looking result. However, our dentist will assess the extent of the chip and recommend the most suitable treatment option.
Yes, dental crowns/tooth caps can potentially stain over time, especially if made from materials like porcelain or ceramic. While these materials are designed to resist stains, they may still be susceptible to discoloration from certain foods, drinks, smoking, or poor oral hygiene.
Yes. Teeth whitening treatments generally do not have an effect on dental crowns or tooth caps. The materials used in crowns (such as porcelain or ceramic) are not responsive to teeth whitening agents.
Yes, in some cases, a dental crown or tooth cap can be repaired. The possibility of repair depends on the extent of the damage. Small chips or cracks may be fixable, but more significant damage might require a replacement.
On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years or even longer with proper care and maintenance. The lifespan of a tooth crown depends on various factors, including the material used, oral hygiene practices, regular dental check-ups, biting forces, and any potential trauma or grinding habits.
The cost of dental crowns or tooth caps can vary widely depending on various factors, including the material used, the complexity of the case, and any additional treatments required. On average, dental crowns can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,500 per tooth in Australia.
To get quality tooth crowns without paying too much, you can explore dental insurance coverage, dental discount plans, or use your Super, as you can get early release on your Superannuation for dental treatments.
The dental crown procedure itself is not painful as local anesthesia is used to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. You may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which should subside in a few days. If you experience persistent pain, contact your dentist.
Zirconia and porcelain are both excellent materials for dental crowns. Zirconia is highly durable and biocompatible, ideal for all teeth, while porcelain offers exceptional aesthetics for front teeth. Zirconia resists chipping, requires less tooth reduction, and suits patients with metal allergies whereas porcelain provides a natural appearance and translucency, blending seamlessly with neighboring teeth. The choice depends on various factors like tooth location, aesthetics, and dentist’s recommendation.
Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are tooth-shaped restorations placed over damaged or weakened teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline, restoring its shape, size, and strength. Dental crowns are used to protect and strengthen teeth with extensive decay, fractures, large fillings, or after root canal treatment.
Dental crowns come in various types, including porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic, zirconia, metal, lithium disilicate glass-ceramic, and temporary crowns. Each type has unique features, catering to different patient needs.
Dental crowns are not recommended when a tooth has minimal damage, sufficient natural structure for fillings, severe gum disease, limited root support, or in pediatric cases with developing teeth. A thorough dental examination helps determine the best treatment plan.
A dental cap, also known as a dental crown, is used to replace a tooth when the tooth is extensively damaged or weakened due to decay, fractures, large fillings, or after a root canal treatment. The crown is placed over the prepared tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve appearance, allowing the patient to chew and function normally.