Do You Need a Dental Crown?
There are many reasons you may need a dental crown, including:
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or decay
- To restore a broken or severely worn down tooth
- To support or cover a tooth with a large filling
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshapen or discoloured teeth
- To enclose a dental implant
- To cap a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal
At Happy Dentistry, our dental team will assess your teeth and advise you if your tooth/teeth are in need of a dental crown.
What Happens During a Dental Crown Procedure?
Dental crown procedures will be tailored to your individual case, but we will provide a general overview of what to expect.
Before starting any work on your crown, our dentists will carry out an initial examination of your tooth and mouth, which may include taking x-rays. If decay is found in the tooth, or an infection is diagnosed, you may require other dental treatment such as a filling or a root canal treatment first. Otherwise, our dentists will usually remove a layer of the affected tooth’s outer surface to prepare it for the dental crown procedure.
To make a crown, the dentists will take either a 3D scan or a mould of your teeth. It will be matched to the colour of the other teeth to ensure it blends in.
Our dentists may provide you with a temporary crown to get you through until a permanent one is made. Once the permanent crown is finished, our dentists will fit it in place using a special adhesive or dental cement. A dental crown usually requires at least two visits to your dentist.
We Are Here to Help
At Happy Dentistry, we take a patient centred approach in all our services. We will always prioritise your comfort, health, and safety. We will work with you as you decide to improve your dental and oral health to attain a beautiful smile.
Happy Dentistry provides high quality dental crowns using state of the art dentistry equipment and solutions. Our dentists in Melbourne are continually updated with the latest tools and techniques in the field of dentistry.
Located on Swanston Street, our dental practice is in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Visit us at our Melbourne dental clinic during our opening hours!