It is often made of porcelain or ceramic, which can be matched to the colour and texture of your existing natural teeth for a more natural look. When replacing a molar tooth, a crown can also be made of gold alloys for added strength. Porcelain is frequently bonded to the exterior of a metal crown to provide it with strength and a natural appearance.

Benefits of
Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a highly effective treatment for restoring a tooth that has been damaged, and it has several significant advantages in contrast with the other alternatives. However, some drawbacks to crowns should be addressed while deciding on the best treatment option for you.
Dental crowns can be a solution to a variety of dental issues. Some of the benefits of considering dental crowns include:

Better chewing

Chewing and eating are usually affected when a tooth is lost or damaged. Modern dentistry has made the materials used to construct the dental crown stronger, allowing you to continue eating foods that you enjoy with almost no restrictions.

Protection

A dental crown is a cap that covers an existing tooth or a dental implant. It fits perfectly over the top and is bonded in place. If you have a fractured, cracked, or decayed tooth, your new dental crown will protect it from bacteria that might cause more damage.

Additional Benefits Of Dental Crowns

Depending on the case, we can use a dental crown to treat a variety of dental problems. If you have a tooth that cannot be repaired or has fallen out, a crown can be used to support dental implants or a dental bridge. After root canal therapy, a dental crown can also be used to support a tooth.
Other benefits of getting dental crowns may include the following:

Why Choose
Ashburton Dental Centre for Dental Crowns?

Our Gosnells dentists aim to provide proper dental care for all patients. We prioritize your specific needs, and our team will work closely with you. We also use updated information and the latest equipment to ensure the efficiency of our dental procedures.
Crowns are basically an added layer placed over your teeth. The procedure can be easy and involves two-stage treatment. We’ll spend roughly 60-90 minutes at the initial session for tooth preparation and taking an impression of the remaining natural tooth structure.
We’ll use this impression to have a lab create a customized crown at a lab. In the meantime, a temporary cap will be placed over the tooth to prevent discomfort or irritation. After about two weeks, you’ll return for a quick 15-minute consultation to have the permanent crown fitted.

We’re here to help you. If you’re considering dental crowns, give us a call today at (08) 9490-8777

FAQs About Getting Dental Crowns in Gosnells

The cost of crowns varies depending on several factors, such as the types of crown you prefer and your location. Generally speaking, in Western Australia, a full-ceramic crown can cost from $1539 up to $1890. In contrast, the price of a full metal crown may range between $1614 to $2131.

You may be a suitable candidate for a dental crown if you have significantly worn out teeth, cracked teeth or a weak tooth prone to falling out.

Crowns are also advised after a root canal procedure since the tooth is more delicate and requires protection.

If you have a missing tooth and the dentist needs to place a dental bridge or a tooth implant, you may be a candidate for a crown.

A dentist will consider your particular circumstances to determine whether a dental crown is the best option for you. Alternative crowns may be recommended depending on your situation and needs.

If you want to remove stains or tooth discolouration, you may want to consider veneers. But if you have chipped, cracked teeth, the dentist may recommend repairing your tooth structure with a filling.

A local anaesthetic is necessary for the dental crown procedure. After your procedure is completed and the anaesthesia has worn off, you may experience mild sensitivity or pain in the gums surrounding the tooth with the temporary crown. In most cases, the pain is minor and should not persist for a long time.

The dental crown procedure involves two appointments to complete.

We’ll examine your tooth during the first appointment to identify if the crown is a suitable treatment for you. Our dentist will perform a digital x-ray of your teeth and surrounding bone. Then they will file down the tooth for preparation. If there is a risk of infection, tooth decay, or harm to the tooth’s nerves or blood vessels (also known as the pulp), you may require a root canal.

After filing down the tooth, your dentist will use the paste to create an impression of the tooth that will receive the crown. They will also take a mould of the teeth above the crown to ensure proper fit. It takes two to three weeks for a lab to manufacture the crown. Your dentist will provide you with a temporary crown to protect your teeth between visits.

At the second appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary crown, fit your new crown, and firmly bond it in place. Your dentist may use a numbing medication to make you more comfortable.

Risks and disadvantages of Dental crown

A crown can be a beneficial solution to a severe problem with one of your teeth. However, there are some concerns and possible complications that you may encounter after getting a crown:

  • Teeth Sensitivity. When your anaesthetic wears off, you may experience discomfort or sensitivity. Also, a crowned tooth is not uncommon to be sensitive to heat or cold. When you have pain or sensitivity when biting down, it usually implies that the crown is too high on the tooth, which your dentist carepair.
  • Chipped Crown. Certain crowns, particularly all-porcelain crowns, are more prone to chipping.
  • Loose crown. If there isn’t enough cement holding your crown in place, it may become loose or even fall off. This allows bacteria to enter, resulting in the decay of the remaining tooth. If your crown feels loose or wobbly, feel free to discuss it with our dentist.
  • Allergic reaction. Although rare, an allergic reaction may develop because of the metals or porcelain materials used in crowns.
  • Gum disease. If your gums surrounding your crown become irritated or inflamed, or if this area begins to bleed, you may be suffering from gingivitis or gum disease.

Most dental health insurance covers some or all of the costs of routine care such as restorative treatments.

Crowns are covered by dental insurance, but only when they are medically required.

At Ashburton Dental Centre, we accept health fund rebates and offer financing options. Talk with one of our team to find out how we can help you.

A dental crown can last between 5 and 15 years, depending on the crown material, wear and tear, and how well it is cared for.
The active whitening agent used in teeth whitening treatments will not work or change the colour of your crown. Materials such as porcelain, metal or a combination of these two are resistant to hydrogen peroxide.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

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