❤️ Why Choose DentalCare Carngie?
At DentalCare Carngie we have extensive experience working with Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges and utilising the latest 3D scanning technology to deliver safe, predictable and pain free treatment!
⭐ Open 7 Days
⭐ Interest Free Payment Plans for up to 24 months.
⭐ On the Spot Claiming with HICAPS.
⭐ Flexible payment plans available through AfterPay and ZIP Money.
✔️ Pain Free! You will not feel anything sharp or painful at all.
✔️ 3D imaging.
✔️ Dr Alex Maer, Over 15 years Experience.
✔️ We are now Open Late in the Evenings and Saturday and Sunday!
✔️ COVID-19 fully compliant.
⭐ Improve Quality of life & Function.
⭐ Sinus Lift Augmentation
⭐ Autogenous Bone Grafting
⭐ Implant Site Development
⭐ Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning
⭐ Implant Maintenance
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape and colour. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay. Crowns are "cemented" onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line or at the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth's new outer surface.
Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong and aesthetic.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated outside of your mouth. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped custom made “cap” that is placed over a tooth — covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully enclose the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Why is a crown needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
What types of dental crowns are available?
Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic/porcelain.
What steps are involved in preparing a tooth for a crown?
Preparing a tooth for a crown usually requires two visits to the dentist, the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.
How should I care for my temporary dental crown?
Because temporary dental crowns are just that — a temporary fix until a permanent crown is ready, most dentists suggest that a few precautions be taken with your temporary crown.
How long do dental crowns last?
On average, dental crowns last between 7 and 10 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, including flossing, and your personal mouth-related habits (you should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open packaging).
Does a crowned tooth require special care?
While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the underlying tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day-especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.
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