Dental Crowns Perth

Crowns are a wonderful way to maintain a beautiful smile! If you have experienced damage from tooth decay, chipping, cracks and missing teeth and you are concerned with your appearance, dental crowns can provide the perfect solution! A dental crown is a non-invasive procedure and is essentially a cap for damaged teeth. They are used in many procedures – for example, following a root canal you may need a crown to cover a rehabilitated tooth.

What is a Dental Crown?

Crowns cover and provide reinforcement to the tooth, and is both a cosmetic and restorative treatment. They obscure signs of tooth decay and damage and work efficiently to protect your teeth. A crown is made to resemble the existing teeth and match the colour, shape, and texture of the ones you have. With an experienced dentist and Lab Technician at My Emergency Dentist, you can achieve a completely natural result that can go unnoticed.
To achieve the most ideal fit for your mouth, your dentist will create an impression using a clay-like material to match your bite. From this a mould is made and the dental crowns customised to match your existing teeth.

How Long Does It Take to Make a Dental Crown?

It takes about two weeks for a crown to be completed, and your dentist may use a temporary crown to protect your tooth from future damage until the permanent crown is ready.

What Materials are Used?

Dental crowns are created using various compounds and include,

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Front teeth are the most suitable for ceramic porcelain crowns and are easily matched to colour and shade of natural teeth. Porcelain is fused to gold, or other metal alloy and increases the durability of the dental crown. Gold or metal alloy crowns although highly durable are often reserved for the teeth in the back of your mouth and are less noticeable. New materials are invented all the time to increase the effectiveness of dental crowns, and at times your dentist may recommend a new, more effective material.

How Long Can You Expect the Crown to Last?

Depending on how you look after your crowns, they should last for about 15 years. If you grind your teeth while you sleep we recommended that you use a splint to protect the crown.
To maintain your crowns do not,
These behaviours could shorten the lifespan of your dental crown and are best avoided if possible.

How Do You Care for Dental Crowns?

Proper care for your crowns means following the same oral dental care that you use for the rest of your teeth. Remember to practise good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice per day.

How Long Can You Expect the Crown to Last?

My Emergency Dentist can determine if you need a crown and will give an X-ray to get a better look at your teeth. After a full exam, if a crown is needed, it will be custom-made to match your existing teeth.
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