Faces and Smiles Dental

Crowns

Great looking Crowns gives your the confidence to express yourself.

Crowns (or caps) are hand-made coverings designed to fit over teeth that need rebuilding if they are Dental crownmisshapen, discoloured or have been weakened by damage or a large filling. A crown will restore the strength of a tooth and give it the shape and colour of a natural tooth. Crowns are made from variety of materials the most common being porcelain bonded to gold. Each crown is hand-crafted by a dental technician to match the colour, shape and translucency of your other teeth. While crowns are typically used to restore broken, cracked or heavily filled or decayed teeth, they can also be used to simply improve the esthetics of a smile.

Dental Crowns Protect the Long Term Health of Your Teeth

They are used frequently to enhance teeth that did not form correctly during their development or for teeth that are in poor position or have been discolored through years of neglect or abuse. The specific choice of material will depend on several factors and will be discussed with you before a final decision is made.

If you are looking to create a beautiful, natural smile with dental crowns, contact our practices today for a personalised consultation.

We recommend teeth whitening prior to having any restorative treament done. Teeth whitening can only lighten your natural teeth, thus it is best to get the desired colour you wish to have before having restorations, veneers, crowns and bridgework done.

Dental Crown Procedure

Your crown treatment procedure will uually require two separate appointments. Crown-stagesDuring your first visit, we will remove all the old or defective filling, any decayed tooth structure, then bond in a solid core material, and shape it to the proper form and capture it in a dental mold, followed by making and placing a temporary crown.  During the second visit we’ll actually place your permanent dental crown.

After your first visit you will leave with a plastic temporary crown.  It is important that you take care of it.  You may brush and floss the area but we recommend that you do not chew hard, or very sticky foods on it to prevent your temporary crown from coming off.

Once you have the final crown seated you may return to normal chewing activities.
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Your new crown should provide you with many years of function. However, to ensure this is the case, be sure to schedule regular dental visits at our practice.  If you have a high tendency to develop decay (cavities), your crown will not eliminate all possibility of further decay in that tooth.   Daily brushing and flossing and a healthy diet, especially low in sugary or carbonated drinks, are also essential to getting the maximum longevity from not only your crown, but from the rest of your teeth as well.

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