COLLINS PRECISION DENTAL
DENTAL CROWNS
SERVICES

DENTAL WORK HAS NEVER
BEEN EASIER

IMPROVE THE QUALITY
AND LONGEVITY OF YOUR TEETH

If you’re looking for Dental Crowns in Melbourne, then the Collins Precision Dental team is you next destination. We are a highly skilled team and dedicated dental experts that use a wide range of techniques to tend to various teeth conditions and concerns. We offer a number of services to repair damaged teeth, ranging from dental crowns to bridges and veneers.

One of the most common procedures our clients undertake is dental crowns. Dental crowns are used for a number of reasons to improve the condition of one’s teeth. Whether it’s to improve the longevity, strength or attractiveness of your teeth, at Collins Precision Dental, getting a dental crowns in Melbourne never been easier.

WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS?

Dental crowns act as a cap that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. Unlike dentures, that are removable, crowns are permanently fixed onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dental professional. Most commonly, it is used for discoloured, cracked and broken teeth and sometimes for teeth where the fillings have been lost.

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HOW DO CROWNS WORK?

Crowns offer both cosmetic and oral health benefits. Not only does getting a dental crown strengthen the structure of your teeth, it also helps boost the brightness of your smile. Our dental practitioners carefully craft crowns so that they complement your set of teeth in terms of colour, size, shape and texture. A crown can also be placed on top of a dental implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for functionality.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

Usually, the crowns we create are made out of porcelain or ceramic as they can be used to match the colour of your natural teeth. Other materials that may be used include gold, metal and acrylic. These alloys are stronger than porcelain and so they are usually used for your back teeth.

HOW ARE CROWNS PREPARED?

The first stage in getting a dental crown will involve one of our practitioners examining your tooth. If there is extensive decay or increased risk of infection to the tooth, we may recommend a root canal treatment to be performed first.

The next stage is to reduce the size of the tooth to make room for the crown. This is usually done by applying local anesthesia and then filing down the tooth. An impression is then made of the tooth as well as its surroundings. This is done to ensure your crown fits perfects and so that it does not affect your bite. These molded impressions will then be used by a dental technician to create your crown.

This process will usually take between two to three weeks and a temporary crown will be prepared for you whilst your permanent crown is being made. Once ready, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown will be cemented into place. Just like that, you now have a dental crown!

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WHEN WOULD I NEED A DENTAL CROWN?

At Collins Precision Dental, we offer dental crown services to help address any range of issues you may be having.

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REASONS INCLUDE

1. To cover discoloured teeth
Over time, you may feel that your teeth are becoming darker in colour or more transparent. This is a sign that your teeth are wearing down and this problem should be discussed with one of our dentists. If a dental crown is suggested by one of our practitioners, it will be designed to resemble the natural shape and strength of your existing tooth.

2. To replace a large filling
If teeth are heavily filled, the risk of fractures or the de-bonding of the filling increases. Frequent replacement of filings and repeated dental treatments on the same tooth can have a serious impact on the structure of your tooth and can even lead to nerve inflammation. One of our dental practitioners may suggest getting a crown before the filling becomes too big to avoid any complications that may arise from the filling.

3. To stop a tooth from further cracking
Having a crack in your tooth can lead you to feel sensitivity when eating food. Furthermore, if not attended to, a crack can deepen and be at risk of a complete fracture. In this case, a crown can be used to restore the tooth to protect it from splitting apart.

4. To support a dental bridge replacing a missing tooth
Usually, if a tooth is missing, we will suggest getting a dental implant or dental bridge. The dental bridge is usually placed between two or more dental crowns on either side. This is to anchor the bridge and keep it in place.

5. After root canal treatment
If you have undertaken a root canal treatment, tooth fractures are more likely to occur; this is mainly due to the hollowing out of the tooth. We recommend getting a crown post-treatment to protect them from fractures and bacterial infections that may arise.

EFFECTIVENESS OF DENTAL CROWNS

Dental crowns can last a lifetime, but, with that being said, the crown can sometimes become loosen over time. If this happens, the crown will need to be cemented back into place or replaced entirely by one of our dental practitioners.

Typically, a dental crown lasts for around 5 to 15 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear it receives. As with any other dental treatment, following good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding bad habits such as clenching your teeth or biting your nails, will prolong the life of your crown. It is important to note that just because a tooth is crowned, the underlying tooth must still be protected from decay and gum disease.

BOOK YOUR
APPOINTMENT NOW

Don’t wait – speak to one of our highly-trained dentists today to find out if a crown is the right option for you. We’re happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

For more information on dental crowns in Melbourne or any of our services and treatments in general, please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9654 5705, or visit us at our Melbourne Central Business District clinic located on Collins Street. You can visit our Facebook page here.