Dental crowns are the best way to protect and strengthen teeth after they’ve been significantly compromised (e.g., large amount of decay removed). A crown is a custom-made porcelain cap or ‘helmet’ designed to be indistinguishable from your other, natural teeth.
Your dentist fits the crown over the compromised tooth to restore its integrity. The crown will essentially seal the tooth off from the rest of the mouth, reduce the risk of infection and increase the tooth’s longevity.
If you would like to discuss your dental crown requirements, phone the friendly Plainland Dental team on 07 5465 7995 or book online today.
Why might a dental crown be recommended?
Dental crowns can remedy a number of issues:
Protect teeth after root canal therapy
Provide a stable base for a bridge
Restore a dental implant post-surgery
Cover chipped or discoloured teeth
Same Day Crowns
Experience the convenience of same-day dental crowns with our advanced CEREC technology. In just a single visit, we create and permanently fit your new crown without the hassle of messy impressions, temporary crowns, or waiting for the final result.
How do same day crowns work?
- Dental Imaging: Our digital scanner captures a precise image of your tooth.
- 3D Digital Modelling: A digital model of your teeth and the new crown is generated.
- In-House Fabrication: We craft the crown from a ceramic block right in our practice using our milling machine.
- Immediate Placement: Your custom-made crown is expertly placed by your dentist, all in one convenient appointment.
Two Visit Crowns
Sometimes your dentist may recommend getting your new crown made in a specialised dental lab rather than using our in-house CEREC technology.
Our in-house machine only makes dental porcelain and zirconia crowns. If your dentist determines your tooth requires a crown made of a different material, such as gold, a lab is required.
What is the process for two visit crowns?
Your dentist will prepare the tooth for your new crown at your first appointment. Once the tooth has been properly shaped, a 3D scan is taken of the area using our digital scanner. Digital scanning provides precise results and a streamlined, comfortable patient experience without the mess and discomfort of traditional dental impressions. The digital impression is sent to our dental lab, where specialised technicians create your custom-made crown.
At the end of your initial appointment, a temporary crown will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.
The dentist will replace the temporary crown with your permanent one at your second appointment. The dentist will take time to ensure the new crown is a perfect fit, checking your jaw alignment and bite.
Is a dental crown procedure painful?
During the dental crown fitting, the area is numbed with local anaesthetic so no pain is felt. Afterwards, when the anaesthetic has worn off, some soreness or discomfort might be felt in the gum around the prepared tooth, but nothing that over-the-counter pain medication can’t handle.
Why do we use porcelain dental crowns?
A type of ceramic, porcelain is a very good material to use in dental procedures as it can be formed to the shape of natural teeth look virtually identical. Porcelain can be made to mimic the tone and translucency of dental ivory, which is why it’s often recommended for prominent front teeth, though it’s equally appropriate for large molars.
Porcelain is also a bio-compatible material, which means it doesn’t cause any gum irritation or allergic reactions. A porcelain crown feels like a natural tooth.
How long do dental crowns last?
Unlike your natural teeth, dental crowns don’t last forever. They last for an average of 15 years, but it’s important to remember that the tooth underneath the crown can still become infected and decay if not adequately cared for.
The longevity of your crown is dependent on good oral hygiene, just like natural teeth, which is why regular brushing, flossing and rinsing is so important. We also recommend twice yearly appointments with one of our friendly dentists.
To make an appointment with the experienced Plainland Dental team,
phone 07 5465 7995 or book online today.
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Shop 13, Plainland Plaza, 3 Gehrke Rd, Plainland QLD 4341
T. (07) 5465 7995
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
If you need to reschedule or cancel an existing appointment, please call us on 07 5465 7995 as we are unable to do this via our contact form.
Easy Payment Options
Did you know we have flexible payment options available? You can pay for your weekday and Saturday dental treatment with Zip, Afterpay or National Dental Plan. Dental treatments are important to your overall health, and it’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible. With Zip, Afterpay and National Dental Plan, the benefits include: