Accessible dental crown adjustments near Lalor

Dental crowns are caps that are affixed to the tops of damaged teeth. When fillings fail to solve the problem, crowns are used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth. Metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics can all be used to make dental crowns.
Other than regular oral hygiene practices, they usually do not require any special care over time. But when they do require special care, you can always visit Edwardes Street Dental that can provide the best dental crowns near Lalor.

Reasons for a Dental Crown

  • To keep the tooth from decaying, breaking and keeping the tooth together if it is broken
  • To help restore a broken tooth.
  • To help cover up and fill up the damaged spaces in the tooth.
  • To help hold the dental bridge.
  • To help cover damaged and discoloured teeth.
  • To cover a dental implant.
  • To cover a root canal treated tooth.

What to expect during a Dental Crown placement?

To prepare for a dental crown, you will usually need to visit the dentist twice. In some cases, a dental crown can be made in your dentist’s office.

The first visit

The tooth that will receive the crown is examined and prepared during the first visit. X-rays of the tooth and the bone surrounding it are taken. Your dentist may need to perform a root canal treatment before your dental crown procedure if there is any:

  • Tooth decay.
  • Risk of infection.
  • Injury to the tooth’s pulp.

After assessing this the dentist will move on with reshaping the tooth and using a putty to replicate an impression of the tooth to make sure the crown won’t affect your bite. These impressions are sent to a dental laboratory. It will take 2-3 weeks for the crown to be delivered back to the dentist’s office.

Second visit

The permanent crown is placed on your tooth during the second visit. First, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crowns fit and colour are assessed. If everything is in order, a local anaesthetic (“numbing” drug) may be used to numb the tooth before the new crown is permanently cemented in place.

Types of Dental crowns and what they are made of:

You can use various types of crowns for your teeth. A traditional crown will cover more of your underlying tooth than onlays and ¾  crowns. When you still have a strong tooth structure, onlays and 3/4 crowns will be suitable. When compared to full crown coverage, it is considered a saferapproach. These are the materials dental crowns can be made out of-

Metal: There are a lot of metals that can be used in dental crowns, that includes palladium, gold, chromium, nickel. Metal crowns are very long lasting and very rarely chip.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal: This crown is made to sit well aesthetically with your teeth. It is made to match the colour and bite of your teeth.

All resin: These crowns are cheaper than other crown types. But they wear down quickly and have high chances of breaking.

All ceramic or all porcelain: Compared to other crown types, these match most naturally with your teeth. They are also good for patients that suffer from metal allergies.
But, they aren’t as sturdy as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.

Pressed Ceramic: The inner core on these crowns are very hard. The metal liner is replaced by pressed ceramic and they are capped with porcelain, which gives a natural color. They are also more durable.

Edwardes Street Dental provides the best quality service and materials for dental crowns. Our clinic only uses crowns that are of top-quality material andaesthetics, and are all Australian-made.

Phone (03) 9460 6627 or visit our website to avail and research our services.

Areas We Serve:

Reservior, Thomastown & Preston