Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Gold Coast

Dental crowns are used to restore and strengthen damage teeth.

Crowns are designed to cover damaged teeth, strengthening the structure and improving the overall appearance. In the case of dental implant surgery, a dental crown is placed on top of an implant to provide a natural-looking prosthetic tooth. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and ceramic, which can be matched to the colour of the natural teeth.

Dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are cracked or broken. They can also be used to protect teeth with particularly large fillings. Your dentist may also recommend a crown as part of a dental implant procedure; to cover a discoloured or misshapen tooth; and to attach a dental bridge.

At Malo Dental, we offer both traditional crowns and onlays. While traditional crowns cover the entire tooth, onlays cover only a portion of the affected tooth. When you come in for a consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and let you know which type of dental crown is best suited to your particular needs, depending on the extent of the issue you would like resolved.

Your dentist will explain the process to you in detail and formulate a treatment plan that works for you. If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment, your dentist will be happy to help.

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What Does the Process Involve?

If your dentist recommends a dental crown, you will need to schedule two appointments to complete the process. During your first dental visit, your dentist may perform an x-ray in order to properly examine the roots of your affected tooth, as well as the surrounding jaw bone. If your dentist identifies severe decay or infection, it is sometimes necessary to perform a root canal before your crown can be placed.

When your dentist is ready to begin the process of placing your crown, they will administer an anaesthetic to the affected tooth and surrounding gum. Your tooth will then filed down in order to make room for the crown to be fitted. Once your tooth has been adequately reshaped, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth, which will be used to fabricate your crown. A temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth.

At your next dental visit, your temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented in place. It is quite normal to experience some sensitivity following the procedure, which should resolve with time.  

How Are Dental Crowns Made?

Before a crown is made, your dentist will carefully reduce the size of your tooth to ensure a proper fit. Once your tooth has been ground down sufficiently, an impression of your tooth will be made so that a crown can be fabricated based on an exact mould. In the case of a porcelain crown, your dentist will take care to ensure that your crown matches the shade of your natural teeth.

With the use of the impression, your crown will be constructed to fit your mouth. In the meantime, your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown. When your permanent crown is ready, it will be placed over your prepared tooth with the use of specially formulated dental cement.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are very helpful in strengthening and restoring teeth damaged by decay. They also achieve a natural-looking result, and can improve the appearance of your smile considerably.

With proper care, dental crowns can last a lifetime. We recommend that you stick to a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing every day in order to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We also encourage you to come in and see us for regular dental check-ups and cleans every six months. This will ensure that your dentist is able to identify and resolve any issues as soon as possible. In order to minimise damage to your dental crown, it is a good idea to avoid chewing on particularly hard objects and foods, such as ice, finger nails, and the packaging on foods and drinks.