Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns at your Melbourne Clinics?
Applying certain types of dental crowns can remedy many situations. If you require significant changes to the alignment or shape of your teeth then they may be the most stable option for you.
In addition, we treat patients whose bite has collapsed and, if a suitable candidate presents, we can often rebuild a bite with dental bridges and crowns.
What is the process for applying crowns?
For crowns to be applied they must first be attached to a solid base. Therefore, the first step in the process is removing any decay and deteriorated material.
We prepare the teeth and make impressions for the crown and it’s then manufactured in one of our selected quality laboratories based in Melbourne.
The final step is fitting and cementing the crown into place.
Are there different types of crowns?
There is a wide range of Crowns available and a number of factors that determine what the most appropriate one to use will be. Gum health, tooth location and the extent of damage to the tooth are just some of the factors that contribute to the final selection.
Porcelain crowns are the most aesthetic outcome with no metal exposed, however they may be susceptible to chipping unlike the metal-ceramic options.