Ellen Stirling Dental in Ellenbrook for Your Dental Crowns
Do you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth?
We can help! Our dental crowns are fully custom-designed right here in Perth. It means we can keep a close eye on quality control to ensure your chosen dental work is at the absolute peak of what is possible.
At Ellen Stirling Dental, we believe that the best way to create a beautiful smile is by using only high-quality materials and techniques, which is why we choose to enlist specialist dental technicians to make our crowns. As a result, our team of highly skilled and experienced dentists can offer a range of high-quality dental crowns for all types of teeth – including zirconia, glass ceramic, and gold crowns. We’ll work with you every step of the way, so you feel comfortable with what we’re doing.
The most common crown types are:
Ceramic Crowns: Ceramic crowns are made of porcelain or zirconia. Porcelain and zirconia are used to create tooth-coloured crowns that mimic the look, shape, and function of natural teeth.
Metal Alloys: Metal crowns come in a variety of shapes and colours. They form a strong bond, are resistant to fractures, and do not wear away teeth. Gold, platinum, copper, and other metals are commonly used in metal crowns. Some metal crowns are made from non-noble metals, which are exceptionally strong and corrosion-resistant.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) Crowns: A porcelain-metal composite is the most frequent restorative material for dental crowns. When porcelain and metal are heated together, the porcelain chemically bonds to the metal’s oxides, resulting in a long-lasting relationship. A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is more durable than a porcelain crown simply because a metal structure supports it. They also match the natural appearance, shape, and function of your original teeth.
Resin Composite Crowns: Resin crowns are less expensive than ceramic, metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. However, they don’t last as long and are typically used as temporary crowns while you wait for your permanent crown.
Dental crowns are an excellent way to safeguard your teeth while also improving their appearance. However, if you prefer not to use dental crowns, the following are the alternative treatments to dental crowns:
Professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments do not work on dental crowns. It is possible to make colour adjustments to ceramic crowns by sending them back to the ceramist. Changes in the shade of your crowns will be dependent on how they were originally fabricated.
We typically recommend two visits for traditional crowns.
- Your dentist will examine the tooth and prepare it for the procedure. An X-ray and a mould of your teeth may be taken as part of this process.
- To remove the outer layer of the tooth, your dentist will file it down.
- An impression will be taken of the trimmed tooth and the adjacent teeth.
- The prepared tooth will be covered by a temporary crown.
- A crown will be made in a dental lab using the impression. This process may take several weeks.
- You’ll return to the dentist for a second appointment after the crown arrives to have it bonded to your tooth.
There are single-visit crowns that are fabulously convenient – having a crown done on a tooth in a single visit is a fantastic achievement. But currently, available technology can only produce glass ceramic crowns in the single-visit process. These same-day crowns are weaker than zirconia and gold alloy crowns, so they are not as well suited when high strength is critical, such as molar teeth or patients who grind their teeth. For this reason, we feel that the traditional crown’s two-visit process provides a better long-term result for our patients, and this is what we recommend.
Crowns are popular dental restorations that safeguard your teeth while also improving their cosmetic appearance. Dental crowns may be necessary if you have:
- Large cavities
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Weakened teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Discoloured teeth
Crowns are also used in dental prosthetics and invasive procedures such as root canals, dental bridges, and dental implants.
A crown can be a great way to fix damaged teeth. However, there are some problems that you may encounter after receiving a crown:
- Teeth sensitivity: Teeth sensitivity is a common side effect of a crowned tooth. On the other hand, the crown fit may be off if your tooth is susceptible to pressure when you bite down. Consult your dentist if you experience this.
- Chipped crown: Chipping is more common in certain types of crowns, particularly all-porcelain crowns. Your dentist may repair small chips.
- Loose crown: If there isn’t enough cement to keep your crown in place, it may become loose or even fall off. If your crown feels loose or wobbly, contact your dentist.
- Allergic reaction: Although it is uncommon, some people may be allergic to the metal used in some crowns.
- Gum disease: When gums recede, it might lead to sensitive teeth in the tooth area that isn’t covered by the cap. It is possible that you are developing gingivitis, or gum disease, if your gums surrounding your crown become uncomfortable or irritated or if the area begins to bleed.
Crowned teeth should be cared for the same way as regular teeth in the long run, by brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
It would be best to avoid eating hard foods. Chewing ice or other hard foods can crack a porcelain crown.
It’s also critical to have your teeth cleaned by a hygienist regularly to reduce the risk of gum disease.