Dr. Stephen Blatchford
02 9523 3003
The Dental Crown Solution
Used in connection with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dental crowns are a tooth restoration solution used to protect and restore function to damaged, discolored, or decaying teeth. While a porcelain veneer covers only the surface of the tooth, a dental crown (also known as a tooth cap) covers the entire tooth, reconstructing its appearance and shape. While dental crowns can be made of a few materials, porcelain crowns offer the best match for the appearance of natural teeth.
Dental crowns are generally used for the following purposes:
Protection and Restoration - Most commonly, dental crowns are used to cover broken, cracked, discolored, or decaying teeth. While direct restoration techniques such as a cavity filling may resolve small amounts of tooth decay, more severe tooth damage requires stronger structural support from a dental crown that protects the tooth from greater destruction and lasts longer.
Dental Implants - As the most successful and recommended solution for missing teeth, dental implants are completed using a dental crown as the finishing part of the implant.
Dental Bridges - As an alternative to a dental implant, missing teeth can also be replaced using a dental bridge. Porcelain crowns are often used to cap the two normal teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Their connection with the new artificial tooth provides support and stability.
Root Canal Therapy - After root canal therapy, the tooth generally becomes brittle with the lack of nerve and blood supply. Especially if it is a back tooth, we recommend a dental crown to protect the tooth from further damage and give it support to withstand chewing pressure.
At your initial consultation in we will look at your individual situation and goals, and together decide how dental crowns including porcelain crowns might fit into your plan for a brighter smile. We are committed to not only restoring your smile, but also offering you a comfortable dental experience.
Dental Crown Benefits
Protection: The dental crown’s full tooth coverage protects damaged teeth from intrusive bacteria present in saliva, preventing further decay. The cap also provides brittle or cracked teeth structural support to withstand chewing pressure.
Durable: Dental crowns generally last at least 10 years, and often many years beyond if accompanied by good oral hygiene.
Natural: Using the latest technology, we can shape dental crowns to match the natural slopes and shape of your teeth more accurately than direct restoration methods such as cavity fillings. And porcelain crowns offer the color and translucent nature of your natural teeth. Those around you will not be able to decipher the porcelain crowns from your natural teeth.
To find out what dental crowns can do to for your smile, or just fill in the simple form on this page to schedule an initial consultation. At our practice, we deliver high-quality treatment that restores your smile and confidence. We provide patients xxxxx and surrounding communities and beyond with expert care with dental crowns including porcelain crowns. We look forward to hearing from you.