With over 15 years of experience, our dentists are dental crown experts in Perth
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.
We use CEREC® technology which stands for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or more simply, Ceramic Reconstruction.
Traditional crown restorations take several appointments, but with advances in dental technology such as CEREC® CAD/CAM dental equipment, a crown restoration can now be completed in a single appointment. The first step is to clean the site and prepare the tooth which requires treatment.
The second step involves creating an optical impression within minutes using an advanced oral scanner. Moulding compounds are not necessary because the 3D scan replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedures. The scan is then sent to a milling machine which carves your new crown from a small block of ceramic.
Your new crown is then attached to the tooth similar to how LEGO® bricks click together. The result is an imperceptible dental crown that blends with your natural teeth in a treatment time of only one to two hours. Talk to our dentist in Perth about single visit dental crowns.
There are three basic categories of crowns — full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and metal (usually gold).
Full porcelain crowns
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 for Perth patients.
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.
Metal (gold) 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.
Contact our dentist or book an appointment online to repair damaged teeth with dental crowns in Perth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.