Perth’s cental crown experts
A dental crown is needed when the natural tooth structure has been weakened, broken or affected by tooth decay.
In comparison, a filling is used to fill a small portion of the tooth whereas a crown is used when the tooth has extensive damage.
For heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration which can take several appointments.
CEREC stands for Chair-side Economical Restoration Of Esthetic Ceramics. A crown restoration may be completed in a single appointment by creating an optical impression within minutes, replacing the physical impression required in traditional procedures.
The result is an imperceptible crown that blends with your natural teeth in a treatment time of only one to two hours.
There are three basic categories of crowns: full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and metal (usually gold).
This is the most aesthetic of all types of crowns. The colour mimics the shades of your natural teeth where it is very difficult to distinguish between the natural tooth and the crown itself. Full porcelain crowns are metal free and satisfy the needs of patients with metal sensitivities. Full porcelain crowns may be made utilising CEREC technology or may be fabricated from zirconia fused with a layering of porcelain colours. Cambridge City Dental always use the highest quality Dental Crowns possible in the Perth Area.
Porcelain fused to Metal
These types of crowns have a metal substructure. An opaque layer is fused to the metal framework prior to application. As such, it is difficult to re-create the translucency of natural teeth. In most instances however, porcelain fused to metal crowns can be highly aesthetic and are stronger than the full porcelain crowns.
Gold crowns are usually used in areas of the mouth that are not so visible. They have an excellent adaptation to the tooth and do not chip. They are also used in cases where occlusal (bite) problems exist as they can withstand far greater forces and are softer to bite on.