At Toorak Fine Dentistry, Melbourne we offer dental crowns that are colour matched to your natural tooth to give a pleasing, natural look when you smile. A crown is made to fit over a tooth in cases where a lot of tooth structure has been lost due to decay, cracking or wear.
A dental crown may also be recommended for teeth that have had a dental root canal as they can be prone to breaking. A crown strengthens the already weakened tooth by encasing it. It is colour matched accurately to the colour of your existing teeth by a dental technician.
There have been recent developments in porcelain crowns which have no metal at all. These are very strong and exceptionally aesthetic, so there are no more black lines at the gum line on teeth. At the first appointment, the tooth to be crowned is prepared under local anaesthetic. Sometimes filling material is added to optimize the shape. An impression of the prepared tooth is then taken and sent to the laboratory. A temporary crown is put in place while your crown is being made.
You may also be asked to visit the laboratory so the technician can see your teeth and accurately select the shade of the crown to best match your smile. The second visit to our dentists will be to insert the handcrafted porcelain crown.
Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth anchored to the natural teeth on each side of the gap.
Crowns and bridges can be made out of porcelain or gold alloy. Toorak Fine Dentistry, Melbourne offers porcelain bridges and porcelain crowns that are strong, resistant to staining, and can be made to match the colour of your natural tooth.
Missing teeth should be replaced for the following reasons:
Your new crown or bridge should last for many years. As with natural teeth, how long your crown or
bridge will last depends on the maintenance of good dental hygiene and oral health as well as controlling the forces you apply to your teeth (e.g. clenching and grinding). We recommend regular dental check-ups and professional cleaning to ensure optimum long-term health of your crown or bridge and the surrounding gums.
Crowns and bridges, like natural teeth, need regular flossing and brushing, with extra
attention paid to the gum line where decay is more likely. Our dental hygiene team will show you how best to brush and floss your crown or bridge.
At Toorak Fine Dentistry, all our restorative work and dental crowns in Melbourne are designed for strength, hardness and durability. If you would like to see our dentists for a consultation to discuss having a dental crown or bridge work completed, please call our reception desk on (03) 9826 1725.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Any Surgical or Invasive Procedure Carries Risks. Before Proceeding With a Surgical or Invasive Procedure, You Should Seek a Second Opinion From an Appropriately Qualified Health Practitioner.